21 Nov, 2015 in Champaign Urbana
Japan House UIUC Champaign Illinois (15)

Champaign, Illinois. A little town a bit off the main tourist areas, 3 hours down from Chicago, 2.5 hours from Indianapolis, and about 3.5 hours from Saint Louis. People who visit Champaign usually do it for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), a well-known high rank mid-western university. I admit there isn’t much to […]

27 Aug, 2015 in Champaign Urbana
UIUC campus Urbana Champaign Illinois (11)

What a year. In a stark contrast to my previous life at Hong Kong, the year at Urbana-Champaign proved challenging in almost every regard. Urbana-Champaign are sleepy twin towns in the middle of no-where cornfields at the flat-land Midwestern Illinois state, whereas Hong Kong was one of the world’s largest urban insanity, and so I […]

9 Dec, 2014 in Champaign Urbana
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Less than an hour away from Champaign Illinois is the little town of Arthur, with a vibrant community of Amish. Though the Amish are generally considered to be quite reluctant to connect with the modern world, the Arthur Amish are generally very open and friendly and Arthur is now promoted as no less than a […]

23 Nov, 2014 in Champaign Urbana
Robert Allerton Park - Illinois (1)

Moving to live in Urbana-Champaign I had very little expectations regarding things to see in the area. The reputation of the twin towns as being mostly corn fields is well-deserved, although my wonders around the world have taught me that there’s something to see almost anywhere. But, still, the Allerton Park 30 minutes …

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