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The Struggle Travels in My Suitcase

In London, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Travail by Michael Frazier6 Comments

I should have saved my post for spring break for this week—haha—but netherless I have plenty of struggles to share. I think the most burdensome struggles I’ve had to face was my travel bookings and the subsequent financial strains. By the time I return to the states, I will have traveled to eight countries, including England (currently writing this from …

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The Only Thing “Strange” is the Way We’re Viewed

In London, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Strangers by Michael Frazier6 Comments

In the past week I have encountered many “strangers” and have been regarded as a stranger myself. It was spring break for NYU London this past week and I decided I was going to go backpacking on my own through Athens, Greece and Interlaken/Bern, Switzerland. Being on my own, and encountering new people, has really shaped how I view myself …

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Art is the City

In London, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by Michael Frazier2 Comments

In London, art is everywhere I look. From the Russell Square Hotel, to the Tate Modern, to the canal on my way to St. Andrews (a primary school I volunteer at). What makes London so unique is the hodgepodge of aesthetic and historical elements that define the city. London is also home to many different art forms (like literary)–especially the …

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Same Language, Different Meaning

In Communicating, London, The Art of Travel Spring 2015 by Michael Frazier2 Comments

“On the exotic” was such a great read. I resonate with Flaubert’s misplaced identity (I believe I have ancestors in Japan—or maybe Korea). I also resonated with his disdain for the overly orderliness of Europe. While British mannerism can be cold, passive, and uptight at times, I do see a conglomeration of identities in London. Even by looking at the …

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New City, New Eyes

In Arrivals, London, The Art of Travel Spring 2015 by Michael Frazier4 Comments

Hello all! I bring cheers from cold London. I will start with a brief introduction of myself. My name is Michael, and am currently a student in Gallatin (just finished Liberal Studies). I’m studying, what I will call, Story Development and Analysis. Essentially I’m studying the crossroads of literature, journalism, and creative writing (basically a multidisciplinary creative writing major). I …