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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    Article

    I hope you are leaving India soon...

    Breitbart wrote:
    The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi warned Friday that foreign militants, possibly al-Qaida members, may be planning to carry out bombings in India's two major cities in the coming days.

    In an e-mail sent to American citizens living in India, the embassy said New Delhi, the capital, and Bombay, the country's financial and entertainment hub, were the likely targets, and the attacks were believed to be planned for either before or on India's Independence Day, August 15.



    Perplexed

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    Chadk

    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    Article

    I hope you are leaving India soon...

    Breitbart wrote: The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi warned Friday that foreign militants, possibly al-Qaida members, may be planning to carry out bombings in India's two major cities in the coming days.

    In an e-mail sent to American citizens living in India, the embassy said New Delhi, the capital, and Bombay, the country's financial and entertainment hub, were the likely targets, and the attacks were believed to be planned for either before or on India's Independence Day, August 15.




    Ye, aswell as Jeff!

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    Human​Compiler

    Along with Jeff and Charles, Laura is there too.

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    LaBomba

    Read her blog post. hilarious:)

    Imagine Cup...India...Day 1:

    http://laurafoy.typepad.com/laura_foy/2006/08/imagine_cupindi.html

    Edit: Ok, so maybe just the first paragraph is funny.

    Oh and here's a photo album of her pics:
    http://laurainindia.shutterfly.com

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    Charles

    Thanks all. Jeff and I made it out alive Smiley

    Laura is leaving tomorrow. Safe travels, Laura.

    I'm in London now, typing this while listening t the rain hit my round window. Great Eastern Hotel is quite stylish, but my room is tiny. It feels like a dorm room, although with more overt style...

    Will head out and explore soon or maybe catch up on sleep. I'm sort of dazed. What a trip...

    Cheers,
    C

    PS: Jeff is en route to Seattle. He went to Amsetrdam via Delhi. One stop in Minneapolis. Then home. Safe travels, Jeff! And safe travels to all of the IC people (students and staff). It's hectic at the airport in Delhi. Be prepared.

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    irascian

    Not a great weekend to be in London and slightly dazed - drizzly and rather depressing everywhere.

    I have some American friends over at the moment (ferrying them out to Heathrow this evening) but if you're bored on Sunday and want to meet up for a beer just post here and I'm sure you'll find some takers.

    If my American friends are good judges then the best tourist thing to do (aside from the museums - and the National Portrait Gallery is free and bang in the middle of the tourist area between Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square) is The Tower of London. Sounds like this was the highlight of their whole trip which included 2 weeks in Paris.

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    Sabot

    [quote user="irascian"]
    I have some American friends over at the moment (ferrying them out to Heathrow this evening) but if you're bored on Sunday and want to meet up for a beer just post here and I'm sure you'll find some takers.
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    Yep, I'm in town on Sunday with my wife so I'm happy to meet up for a nice glass of wine or two.

    The Tate modern http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/ on the south bank across the footbridge from St Paul's is worth a look if you like modern art, that's free too.

    A cool Geeky place to go is the Science Museum http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ in Kensington which is one of the best in the world. With the National History museum http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ next door you'll easily have a good time and no doubt learn a few things ... and it's all free!

    The first thing to do is the London Eye http://www.londoneye.com/. If anything it gives you your bearings in a beautiful and fun way.

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    Chadk

    Sabot wrote:
    

    A cool Geeky place to go is the Science Museum http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ in Kensington which is one of the best in the world. With the National History museum http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ next door you'll easily have a good time and no doubt learn a few things ... and it's all free!

    Also what i suggested.
    It was the best i saw in london, when i was there!

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    Charles

    Thanks. I will definitely go to the Tower of London. Stay tuned for meet-and-greet time/place.

    C

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    System

    I second the science museum! A fantastic place to spend an afternoon. (especially when the weathers bad like today!) I hope you have a fantastic time here in London Charles.

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    Charles

    Thanks,  anon!

    lying low today. will rise when the sun goes sets.
    C

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    Sabot

    Charles wrote:
    Thanks. I will definitely go to the Tower of London. Stay tuned for meet-and-greet time/place.

    C


    It's mad to think that some parts of the Tower are nearly a thousand years old!

    The Tower is actually great as it very much charts the history of Britain and in many respects subtly show how much we have changed.

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    blowdart

    Charles wrote:
    Thanks. I will definitely go to the Tower of London. Stay tuned for meet-and-greet time/place.

    C


    Do Westminster Abbey and St Pauls as well. Seeing the years on the graves gives a heavy sense of history.

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    Chadk

    You might also wanna take one of those tour boates on, just by the london eye. You get to know alot of cool things.

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    footballism

        I've been to Westminster Cathedral, British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Shakespeare's Old House and Hyde Park, but unfortunately I didn't manage to see the London Tower:(
        Anyway, safe journey! Charles!

    Sheva

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    footballism

    Sabot wrote:
    [quote user="irascian"]
    I have some American friends over at the moment (ferrying them out to Heathrow this evening) but if you're bored on Sunday and want to meet up for a beer just post here and I'm sure you'll find some takers.
    quote]

    Yep, I'm in town on Sunday with my wife so I'm happy to meet up for a nice glass of wine or two.

    The Tate modern http://www.tate.org.uk/modern/ on the south bank across the footbridge from St Paul's is worth a look if you like modern art, that's free too.

    A cool Geeky place to go is the Science Museum http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/ in Kensington which is one of the best in the world. With the National History museum http://www.nhm.ac.uk/ next door you'll easily have a good time and no doubt learn a few things ... and it's all free!

    The first thing to do is the London Eye http://www.londoneye.com/. If anything it gives you your bearings in a beautiful and fun way.


        Shh, why don't you suggest me to go to those places, It's too late now![6]

    Sheva

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    blowdart

    footballism wrote:
    



        Shh, why don't you suggest me to go to those places, It's too late now!

    Sheva


    I thought you were working and didn't have free time? Sorry Sad

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    footballism

    blowdart wrote:

    I thought you were working and didn't have free time? Sorry

        I know it's quite ridiculous, but my so called business visit has been dramatically and unimaginably transformed into a sightseeing trip:P, and above all, It's free:P
      
    Sheva

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