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Oh Canada…

After the Planes, Trains and Automobiles-esque escapades of yesterday (things would’ve been so much better had John Candy been involved), I’m ready to wave goodbye to the US and head on to Canada. I had planned to arrive in Chicago with enough time last night to sample the city’s famous deep-dish pizza, but I didn’t […]

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No escape

I’ve got a horrible feeling if I turn around one of these things is going to be lurking behind me: I’ve been trying to leave Champaign and get back to Chicago for the last four hours. Three buses have failed to turn up and when the Chicago-bound Greyhound did arrive, it said Tennessee on the […]

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Laters, Windy City

No meetings yesterday so Kev, an Irish scholar who happens to be passing through Chicago, and I spent the day together doing some proper touristy stuff. First though, we had to head back tot he airport so he could pick up his hire truck. Apparently he would have felt too ashamed visiting farms in a […]

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A taste of Chicago

I reckoned I could spend ages writing about all the stuff I did on Friday, so here’s a photo summary, cos it’s not like I don’t take enough pictures…. Share: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tumblr it Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on […]

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Educating a city about farming

I met an amazing chap this morning called Orion Samuelson. Think an American version of ‘Big Dog’ David Richardson and you wouldn’t be far wrong. He’s an agricultural journalist who, for the last 50 years, has reported on farm news and market prices to the 800,000+ people who to listen to Chicago’s WGN radio. In […]

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Chicago-a-go-go

Well that was a lame headline, wasn’t it? I’m not at my writing best today thanks to my brain thinking it’s 2am and the fact I’ve been taking a cocktail of Lemsips every few hours since I left London. I always seem to get the lurgy whenever I have time off from work – maybe […]

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Independent travel

I booked tickets to fly to Chicago and Toronto today for the first leg of my Nuffield study tour. To say I’m excited is an understatement. I’m now having to confirm the meetings I’ve been tentatively organising over the past few weeks and I’m already thinking I could’ve done with spending another week travelling around […]

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