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The Marvelous Misadventures of Maggie in Madrid

In The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Madrid, Misadventure by Maggie Boreham2 Comments

Honestly… I’ve messed up a lot in this city: from missing a flight, to breaking my phone (twice), to getting lost alone in the city, to accidentally ordering a pile of squid instead of a side of mushrooms, to booking my train home for the wrong day, trying to speak to Germans in (horrible) Spanish, getting my phone stolen, travelling …

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Experiencing Tragedy as the Other: A Reflection on Paris’ November 13th Attacks

In The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Paris, Misadventure by Firozah Najmi2 Comments

I am neither a citizen of France nor a permanent resident of Paris. For half of the academic year, however, I have been living in the stylishly bohemian 11th arrondissement, whose overall essence emblematizes utter youth. Everywhere you turn, 20-somethings laugh and smoke on the narrow curbs outside the bustling bars, and chic boutiques and concept shops are abound. The …

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The day I finally learned to say ‘Oh, well’

In The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Madrid, Misadventure by Daniel McElroy2 Comments

Travelling has almost always gone smoothly for me. More than smoothly, in fact. I’ve been away from home for nearly 11 months now, and rarely has anything not gone as planned, or even as scheduled. That being said… everyone has some travel horror story and I certainly have mine. I won’t lie, this one time was stressful and really upsetting …

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In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Misadventure by Serena Wong1 Comment

Looking back on my experiences living in Florence, there has not been a single dramatic incident that could be ranked as an “ordeal or misadventure.” In Italy, rather, it’s more of a frequent string of ordeals and misadventures that conglomerate into a general feeling of agony, distrust, and misadventure. For example, the bus and public transportation system we’ve all come …