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... broken cases, the ruined shoes, the lost comb ( I think I might have spared you that one)).
So, the final night in the biggest bed in the world (not just the Southern Hemisphere), down to the cafe for croissants etc and to use the free wifi there to send off the blog. Can't believe our most expensive hotel in one of the most technically adept countries in the world (not just the s.........) charges for wifi in the room. Not quite as much as they charge ...
... We got lucky stumbling upon a local fair at Parker's Piece - a large field in town. There were dog races, kids' rides, dozens of food stands, and our favorite, the knights sword and weaponry tournament. The knights' acting was akin to WWF in the states, but being in England with armored knights fighting each other feet away from us provided a perfect local flair to the day.
One of the main reasons we came to Cambridge was so that ...
The beautiful university town of Cambridge is famous for its august old buildings, gowned cyclists (there are thousands of bikes chained to railings everywhere), punts - both professionally steered and very wobbly self-driven - and glorious chapels. We walked the narrow streets and cobbled lanes down to the River Cam, where ...
... out that I had warned him. His response was, "I know but I didn't think it would be this bad:)" We did survive, though!
LOVE IT! we arrived at 2pm and found out that the whole tourist town closed at 5pm. We chose 2 colleges (out of the 31 at Cambridge University) to visit and the punting tour.
Trinity College (founded by Henry VIII) was a must see (for name alone) but mostly because this is where Isaac Newton studied. ...
... had a cupcake and then we went to meet Srikanta in his office. We got a tour of the Microsoft research center, met Milan (Srikanta's host) and had cappuchino. The kids goofed around a bit at the office and then we went to Curry Queen for dinner. We had a wonderful dinner with panner tikka, veg koorma, naan, vegetable rice and yogurt. Tomorrow we are off to Paris!