August 03, 2003

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Back in London

Back in London and normal blogging to resume. By the way, London was jam packed with people today. Not sure if this is typical of the high tourist season but walking from Belgravia to my office in Mayfair was a struggle with a dense pack of humanity spilling over Piccadilly from Hyde Park Corner towards the West End. Despite the heat--people's spirits appeared pretty high. Hyde Park too was very crowded.

A sharp contrast to a very empty London in February/March. Then, with the confluence of SARS/Iraq/terror/lingering post-recessionary environment (and the just passed congestion charge) central London was akin to a ghost town. Not today. SARS and Iraq no longer keep travellers away. Of course, the economy is still not performing robustly and terror remains a threat--but you wouldn't have believed it walking/biking about London today.

Posted by Gregory at August 3, 2003 08:06 PM
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