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The World’s Largest Street Art Museum Is Opening in Berlin

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Condé Nast Traveler: The five-story indoor-outdoor museum features 100 artists and is completely free. Berlin is to street art what Paris is to cafes and Amsterdam is to canals. Long known as the most “bombed” (or, “tagged”) city in Europe, the UNESCO City of Design is home to the world’s longest open-air gallery, a barrage of mind-blowing murals splashed across …

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Blog on ThisIsNYU

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Students across the global sites are currently blogging on ThisIsNYU about their experiences away and must-see spots.  You can sign up and blog for ThisIsNYU (on Tumbler) during your time away.  Not only will others benefit from your recommendations, but this is a great way to document and share your experience with family and friends.  To get started or to …

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New Regulations Mean Rude Shanghai Taxi Drivers Can Be Fined

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Shanghai Expat: Shanghai’s public transport department have introduced new regulations for taxi drivers in the ‘Hai in an effort to improve the city’s taxi industry. Drivers that are impolite and rude will be fined 200 yuan, (which equates to around 99% of cab drivers here). Other guidelines were posted on the department’s official WeChat account yesterday, which include requiring vehicles …

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36 Hours in Perugia, Italy

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New York Times: Despite its proximity to the epicenter of last year’s earthquakes in Italy (Perugia suffered no significant damage) and some bad publicity after the Amanda Knox trial, Perugia remains one of the country’s most vibrant and underrated destinations. This is due, in no small part, to the energy of the early 14th-century University of Perugia, one of the oldest universities in Italy. …

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How Apps Can Make Your Vacation Better

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New York Times: Forget just taking pictures with your phone’s camera — there are far more creative ways for travelers to use technology to capture memories from their trips, says Dennis Crowley, the co-founder and executive chairman of Foursquare, a company behind two location apps that have 50 million global users a month. “Between various apps and social media platforms, …

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NYU Students, Activist Groups Rally to Save DACA

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NYU Local: NYU student activists held a demonstration in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on the steps of the Kimmel Center for University Life Tuesday morning. The coalition of activists who organized the event attended by roughly 70 people included NYU Dream Team, NYU Sanctuary and NYU Asian Pacific American Coalition while Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially announced the …

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The U.S. State Department Just Renewed Its Europe Travel Alert

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Condé Nast Traveler: On Thursday, the U.S. State Department has updated its Europe Travel Alert for American citizens. Originally published on May 1, the alert was set to expire on September 1, but was renewed yesterday and extended until November 30. The State Department issued the original alert following terror attacks in France, Russia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, saying …

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US State Department: Europe Travel Alert

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US State Department: Recent, widely reported incidents in France, Russia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Finland demonstrate that the Islamic State of Iraq and ash-Sham (ISIS or Da’esh), al-Qa’ida, and their affiliates have the ability to plan and execute terrorist attacks in Europe.  While local governments continue counterterrorism operations, the Department remains concerned about the potential for future terrorist …

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How the Heat in Europe Is Affecting Travel

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A relentless heat wave across much of Europe is making travel difficult and uncomfortable for hotel owners and their guests. “There’s been a high pressure dome reaching from Spain throughout Eastern Europe,” said Jonathan Erdman, a senior digital meteorologist for the Weather Channel. “It’s been persistent with very little cloud cover and has been camped out over most of the …

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Book Review: How Uber and Airbnb are changing the world

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The rise of smartphones and social media has enabled the expansion of the sharing economy, a phase during which the likes of Uber and Airbnb were born. The power of these entrepreneurial ventures is continuously rising. Airbnb has already exceeded 10 million guest stays and Uber continues to grow despite its current failings. No matter how bad the PR is …

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‘Tourists go home’: Leftists resist Spain’s influx

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BBC News: Youths in Catalonia and the Basque Country have daubed the slogan “tourists go home” on some buildings – just as foreigners flock to Spain on holiday, spending millions of euros. A spokesperson for leftist Catalans behind the protests said today’s model of mass tourism was impoverishing working-class people. Leftist Basques plan to stage an anti-tourism march on 17 …

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

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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

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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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Trump’s travel ban orders will harm US higher education

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University World News: The potential impact of the recent ban on entry into the United States by citizens from seven Muslim countries, signed by US President Donald Trump, could be severe for international enrolments at many US higher education institutions. It will dramatically reduce the number of international students not only from the seven named countries but other Muslim-majority countries, …