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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Paris by Anna L

We’ve talked about the idea of “flaneuring” through the streets of Paris, an idea from which we referenced Edmund White’s “The Flaneur.” The idea of flaneuring is to be a stroller through the streets of the city, being both within the street and removed from it – being a participant observer in the streetlife of Parisians. This is partially something …

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Oui à Paris

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 14. Tips, Paris by Anna L

Everyone is going to say, yes I recommend ___insert study abroad site here____! And of course I’m going to be hopping on this train as well, but there are some things that I would say before you book your flight. Let’s start off with the fact that Paris is a dream. As the semester nears the end, this city has …

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So Many Cameras?

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 13. Third person, Paris by Anna L

This girl just rushed passed me and stopped a few feet afterward, pulling out her camera and pointing it in a bunch of different directions. She’s wearing this thin white shirt and athletic shorts that have dirt all over the back. Her sneakers are white like they used to be. A pair of sunglasses teeter on the top of her …

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Making an Impression

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Paris by Anna L

When you think of art in the context of Paris, your options are limitless. Your mind probably goes straight for the Louvre because it’s undoubtedly the most famous museum in Paris, let alone France, Europe or the world entirely. But the Louvre is just one of so many other museums here in the city. One of my favorites thus far …

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A Bubble in a Bubble…

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Paris by Anna L

Trying to pin down what or where my bubble was seemed like a challenge until I figured it out yesterday. I had spent the entire day by myself essentially, not coming into contact with anyone I really knew, and did not hold a conversation with another person apart from a simple order at the Anticafé co-working space. My bubble is …

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But Is This Authentic?

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 7. Travel 2.0, Paris by Anna L

Studying abroad in Europe provides this incredible opportunity to escape to another part of the continent for just the weekend. This past weekend I went to Lisbon, Portugal with a couple friends and after reading our articles about Travel 2.0, I couldn’t help but notice a whole number of aspects of the new age of travel while we were abroad. …

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Cafe Corners

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 3. Observing, Paris by Anna L

Behind the doors of what would appear to be a boarded up shop is actually a small cafe. Jazz plays in the background, the piano and saxophone having their own conversation while two acquaintances help each other practice their English and French, a couple softy mumbles to each other, and a young woman types up a new post for her …

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Paris, je suis perdu

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 1. Anticipation, Paris by Anna L

You may be wondering why I am so late to the game when it comes to joining the class. You could say I am being a little French and arriving at a time that you could consider “fashionably late,” because the French are stereotypically, but admittedly late to most rendezvous. But before I get into talking about the French, I …