On our way to India we planned to stop for Christmas with my family in Boston, then stay for two nights of fun in London. Unfortunately Venkatesh needed a UK visa and it didn’t come through in time, so Ashwin and I took this part of the trip by ourselves. Venkatesh had to book a new ticket to India and was rescheduled to land the day after Ashwin and I arrived. Luckily his passport (with a UK visa – no longer needed) was returned 12 hours before his flight!
Anyway, Ashwin really wanted to see the famous sights in London, so we explored the city on our own. We saw Big Ben and Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and St Paul’s Cathedral; all the sights from Cars 2! Then we went into the Tower of London, which I had never seen, and it was much more interesting than I thought. Ashwin has been interested in castles lately and it was such a beautiful perspective to see Tower Bridge and the Shard from within the Medieval walls.