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Paris, Paris - Day 5

Day 5 was travel day, to Paris! We packed our bags, had an early breakfast, took an Uber and reached St. Pancras International promptly at 10 o'clock.

What did we miss to see in London? I wanted to see the Oxford and Cambridge universities, simply because they were centers of learning. Of course, I wanted to see the Srinivasa Ramanujan memorial plaque at the Trinity College Chapel. We couldn't make it to the British Museum either, their loot collection of 8 million items is one of the largest in the world. The National Gallery (at Trafalgar Square), home to some of the world famous artwork, also didn't make the cut. Shakespeare lovers can visit Stratford-upon-Avon, his birth and burial place. I had asked one of my colleagues about Stratford, and he told me that the people of the town wear a goofy 16th century costume. When I informed my family of this fact, it was instantly tossed out of the list, which also happened to be the only unanimous decision we made in this entir…