Nathalie Kozak

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 15. Farewells, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

All good things come to an end. It’s the golden rule of our existence. Yet it’s up to us to carry the good, the learned, the new, forward. This semester has been such a process in terms of friendship, growth, independence, and knowledge. The truth is Berlin allowed me to return to something I thought I had lost. At some …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 13. Third person, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

Why does she move the way she does? What is under all those baggy clothes, and why does it all look like boy’s sweaters? I wonder what lies underneath. I didn’t even know people from Chile could be so blonde and pale, let alone be called Nathalie Kozak. That’s not a Latin name, that’s some Russian kinda shit. I don’t …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

The first time I came to Berlin was March 2016. My host took me to a famous park called Tempelhof, were an abandoned airport still exists. This park is huge, and has very few trees. Imagine an enormous field of grass with a creepy airport on one of its ends. I asked our host to leave, because this place felt …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

The first museum I visited in Berlin was the Bauhaus Archive Museum. For those who don’t know, Bauhaus was an important school of architecture, design, and art during the 20th century. When you think of those weirdly geometrical chairs, or those paintings of blue triangles and red squares, you are most likely seeing something Bauhaus inspired. I never really appreciated …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

I remember going to all-inclusive resorts when I was a kid with my parents. I thought they were the coolest thing ever– free ice cream at all times, crazy pools with the coolest slides, fun activities all day long. What more could anyone want? I didn’t revisit this idea until I was a senior in high school, and had done …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

“I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed.” (3). The first page of Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood is quite characteristic of the entire novel. …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

Doing a semester abroad goes by so quick. It is February 27th already, and the anxiety of am I going to do everything I wanted to do, am I doing enough? is starting to hit a few of us here in Berlin. Reading the prompt for today’s post, I realized that I’ve been so caught up in being young and …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 4. The Soul of a Place, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

I have often heard words associated to different cities or countries. Paris? Romance. Cuba? Revolution. Australia? Adventure. Rome? Food. So what would be a defining word or concept that encapsulates Berlin? What a difficult question to answer. Due to its history, Berlin continues to be a city of multiple atmospheres. It is not homogenous when it comes to architecture, for …

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In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 3. Observing, Berlin by Nathalie Kozak

People aren’t dancing, they’re trance-ing. Enlarged pupils, sweat, chugging water. Lights flash faster than eyes open and close. Catch glimpses of people if you can. Fog, smoke, cigarettes, weed, thick, heavy, hot air. Humid. So humid. Is the beat dropping yet? The DJ teases the crowd. The tension builds. The bass hits harder, faster… Pa, pa, pa, papapapapapa. Suddenly, the …