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El fin

In 15. Farewells, Buenos Aires, Art of Travel by Matthew G2 Comments

I was nominated to speak at our End-of-the-Semester event for NYUBA, and I wrote this speech with this assignment in mind. I want to start by saying I feel very lucky to be here with you all tonight.  Especially because I came here knowing exactly one person, and really clung on to that friendship.  Thanks Molly.  But now I really …

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Three Hundred Twenty Americans Can be Wrong

In The Art of Travel, 10. Books (2), Paris, Places by Zoya1 Comment

In Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t be Wrong by Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the two authors discusses their time in France and its culture. They use observations in the French language, customs, laws, history to speculate about what it means to be French, make conclusions how these characteristics affect the relationship and perceptions between the Americans and the French. I …

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Au revoir

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Paris by Zoya2 Comments

You’re at a supermarket, a Costco or H-Mart, and you’re shopping for food. You see a plastic table set up with a tablecloth with an employee standing behind it expertly cooking the food for distribution. Free samples. You’re attracted to the colorful packaging and the oh so wonderful smells that are coming from the pot. So you walk over, intrigued …

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Don’t cry for me Argentina cause I won’t be crying for you

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Buenos Aires by Vanessa2 Comments

Unlike my classmates who aren’t ready to leave Buenos Aires, I can’t wait until I’m boarding my plane back home. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a fantastic time traveling throughout Argentina and Latin America but New York is calling my name. Since I arrived back in August, my sentiment towards Buenos Aires hasn’t changed… I’m not a huge fan. …

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Going Home

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Florence, Places by Jordyn Jay1 Comment

The time is finally here! It is the week I’ve been dreaming about for months! In just 3 days, I will be back in my own bed in my own home in Jacksonville. I’ll be eating my favorite foods, enjoying American Netflix, and not worrying about speaking English. I won’t have to worry about whether I have Euros or if …

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À Plus Tard, Paris!

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Paris by Anna L0 Comments

Saying goodbye has always been a difficult thing for me to say. I never want it to be “goodbye,” but rather “until next time.” This is how I felt when I said goodbye to my friends at the end of the summer before I left for freshman year, how I felt when I had to hug one of my best …

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Arrivederci!

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Florence by Bhavani Pitti1 Comment

This was definitely one of the saddest posts for me to write as I am very regretful that my time here in Florence is coming to an end! My three and a half months spent in Italy were a time full of excitement, exploration, ups, and downs, and spending this large amount of time away from home for the first …

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Trump double trouble; N.Y.U. roiled by crackdowns

In NYU News, News, Art of Travel News by Prof0 Comments

The Villager: New York University is facing a dire Donald Trump double whammy. On the one hand, many of its foreign Muslim students are feeling unsettled and confused amid the president’s “travel ban” on certain Muslim-majority countries. Meanwhile, undocumented students at N.Y.U. are racked with anxiety over the new president’s crackdown on immigrants. The two issues blur together into one …

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Your life on a map — a Toronto cartographer turned artist is doing it

In News, SOP News, Art of Travel News by Prof0 Comments

Metro Toronto: An impossible map hangs on Andrew Alfred-Duggan’s wall. From a distance, it’s familiar, the colour and markings akin to your standard city map. But if the scale is to be believed, Toronto’s Union Station is a stop away from Paris’ Abbesses metro station and Collingwood looks out over Palmerston Island, a coral atoll in the midst of the …

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The Best Places to Walk in Paris

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New York Times: In her new book, “Flâneuse,” Lauren Elkin expands the concept of the flâneur — that aristocratic bohemian man strolling the city streets, possibly with a top hat or some other touch of the dandy — to include women wanderers from Virginia Woolf to Sophie Calle (one of whose works will be featured in “Person of the Crowd: …

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How Trump Has Taken Away Our Homes

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The New York Times, By MASHA GESSEN and MARTINA NAVRATILOVA: We wrote this together because we have a few things in common. Some are obvious: Both of us came to the United States as teenagers fleeing Communist regimes; both of us are queer. We are also both moved alternately to tears and to rage by the actions of the new …

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My Paris: Seduced by the Past

In Paris News, News, Art of Travel News by Prof0 Comments

The New York Times: The streets of the Marais are narrow enough in some places that sunlight pierces the shadowy canyons between its soaring Renaissance-era buildings for just a few hours a day. At night the lanes take on a mysterious, medieval air when streetlamps sputter to life, casting a sheen on timeworn turrets, carved doors and stone mansions. Slip …

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8 Reasons Place Should Matter to Humanitarians

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PPS: The majority of the world’s displaced (over 60% of refugees and 80% of internally displaced persons) now live in urban areas, while the humanitarian system has largely been designed to serve people in camp or rural settings. Nowhere is this dichotomy more apparent than in the Syria region, where humanitarians have been forced to adapt their programs since the start …

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Geography Made America Great. Has Globalization Undone Its Influence?

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NY Times: Just over half of America, having voted for Hillary Clinton, awoke the next morning to a country that seems not only unfamiliar but upside-down. Populists embrace a celebrity billionaire, evangelicals welcome a foul-mouthed Lothario, conservatives accept an opportunist whose only ideological commitment is to himself. The Republican establishment proves helpless against the hijacking of the party, the mainstream …

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Brilliant! Pristine! Countries Sling Epic Tourism Slogans!

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The New York Times: Any advertising campaign needs a good slogan, and if the client is a national tourism board, the trick is to encapsulate a country’s wonders and charms in just a few words. Some manage it better than others. The English-language tourism slogans of more than 150 countries have been compiled by FamilyBreakFinder, a travel website, and the approaches …

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2016: The Year the Placemaking Movement Went Global

In News, SOP News, Art of Travel News by Prof0 Comments

Project for Public Spaces: The placemaking movement in 2016 continued its trajectory from a once quiet movement to a global platform to reinvent the way we shape our cities and communities. Bubbling up from every corner of the world and every sector, discipline, and cause, the placemaking movement demonstrated its capacity to provide the common ground between disparate partners necessary to implement the recently …

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