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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    so far those are the areas for 1 night..was't totally packed but had a lot of people (esp. tourists)..
    *Btw, the name of the station Leicester is actually pronounced "Lester"...

    As for the train/Tube areas, i assume they cleaned up the stations, tracks, trains just for this OG..
    With your new, ahem, deep English accent, it should be pronounced closer to Less-ster (Leice-ster). Not Lester.

    But indeed, the tube and rail stations are usually kept pretty clean. Unlike the graffity sprayed Paris Metro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    so far those are the areas for 1 night..was't totally packed but had a lot of people (esp. tourists)..
    *Btw, the name of the station Leicester is actually pronounced "Lester"...

    As for the train/Tube areas, i assume they cleaned up the stations, tracks, trains just for this OG..
    Did you try to pronounce it as "lei-ces-ster"?

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    i thought and was pronouncing it "Lai-ces-ter", even thought it's "Lai-kes-ter", like Manchester..until i was told it's pronounced "lester/leice-ster"..
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    Default Day 2 - sightseeing all the landmarks..

    ..today got to hang out w/ BoogieeigooB and did a quick tour of the London landmarks (yes, i did fall asleep during the tour for several minutes)..here are photos to share..

    The 1st & last photos are taken at Olympic Park in Stratford area, where the Opening Ceremony will take place..
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    Default Some more photos

    here are a few more photos taken @ Olympic Park in Stratford area..
    Huge crowd as there's a Westfield mall and the OG souvenier shop inside another appliance store..
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    Quote Originally Posted by abedeng View Post
    With your new, ahem, deep English accent, it should be pronounced closer to Less-ster (Leice-ster). Not Lester.

    But indeed, the tube and rail stations are usually kept pretty clean. Unlike the graffity sprayed Paris Metro.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cheung View Post
    Did you try to pronounce it as "lei-ces-ster"?
    Quote Originally Posted by ctjcad View Post
    i thought and was pronouncing it "Lai-ces-ter", even thought it's "Lai-kes-ter", like Manchester..until i was told it's pronounced "lester/leice-ster"..
    Try Derbyshire, Warwick or Yeovil ?

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    or Worcester.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    left in 1992. went back for a quick holiday in 1998 to meet up with some old friend for a couple of days. and that's it.

    now regretting not going this Olympics now. would be awesome to go around, see the old places, hang out with Chris and all you guys. ah well.
    Arrghhh, don't you start! The last time I was back was... I think in 2007?

    Now I wish I had planned ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phil-mm View Post
    Try Derbyshire, Warwick or Yeovil ?
    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    or Worcester.
    or Norwich or Berkshire

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    Great pictures, Chris! It seems that you managed to hit all the highlights of tourist London in less than 24 hours. Keep up the good work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    Arrghhh, don't you start! The last time I was back was... I think in 2007?

    Now I wish I had planned ahead.
    Well, you had your fun a couple of years back .
    Was in London a decade before you. They still had those greedy pigeons in Trafalgar Square then, lol. Caught them in a shot with one on my arm, one on my shoulder and another on my head. It was really funny. It's been so many years already .
    I had dreamt of walking around in Heathrow Airport when I was a kid. Woke up disappointed, but went back to sleep to continue the sweet dream. The reality was very much what I had imagined. Everyone loves London .

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    or Worcester.
    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    or Norwich or Berkshire
    These online translators are so useful.
    One can learn to speak some exotic languages. At least a sentence or two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madbad View Post
    Arrghhh, don't you start! The last time I was back was... I think in 2007?

    Now I wish I had planned ahead.
    The last time I was back, was, err, practically every year actually. So I don't miss it ....... except the birds of Trafalgar Square and the old Malaysia Hall before it got relocated from Bryanston Square to Queensborough Terrace at Bayswater.

    Hey Chris, how about Gloucester, Reading, Plymouth?

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    How do you get to go back so often?

    Last time I was there was in 2005 and before that in 2000.

    Let's see, the big change I noticed for 2005 was the oyster card. But it felt the same otherwise.
    I really wish I planned to go now

    What I am doing in Asia when there is the biggest party in London...aarrgghhh

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    There have been too many "Arrrghhhhs" coming from regretful BCers. Luckily Chris made the commitment to go. Good for him.

    How about Lisle Street in the West End, Llanelli in Wales, Slough, Streatham...

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    Default Some videos to share..

    1st day: hanging out @ Leicester square, Chinatown, Brent (near place of stay), tube rides etc.













    (a good example of how loud a blaring police siren sounds)



    (watching a street performer)

    2nd day : day tour



    (driving thru London's mid-city/central London)


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    Camera in one hand, videocam in the other ?

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