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Lost in Gray Space

In The Art of Travel, 2. Getting oriented, Berlin by Havana Liu1 Comment

Berlin is filled with suggestions. You cannot conjure up exactly what Berlin looks like in your mind because it is a city filled with references. You cannot look at the visual landscape of Berlin and have it resonate like Park Güell and the Gaudi architecture of Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, or the soaked “street” view of Venice. However, when staring …

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The Itch, The Hunger, The Urge: Pondering Wanderlust.

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Berlin by Havana Liu1 Comment

Growing up in a travel-hungry family I have often wondered why the itch, the yearning, the need for travel is so strong, and what it is that drives the hunger. One might think that stability, love, and the comfort of home might be fulfilling enough for the average person. However, wanderlust seemingly perseveres. Pico Iyer brings up many answers to this …