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Wow

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Tel Aviv, Goodbye by NathanLeave a Comment

I’m writing this in the kitchen while my chicken stock is warming up–some of my last food to finish. I am waiting for a friend to come over so we can cook the other food I still have/was donated to me by my friends who are now heading home. It’s very weird feeling here–it feels very clean and empty. I …

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I’ll Send You a Postcard

In Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Goodbye by Harry1 Comment

Well, here we are, dear friends. At the end of this glorious time we have chosen to call “study” abroad. More like, “don’t have time to study, abroad.” Haha wink wink, nudge nudge, knowwhatimean, knowwhatimean? Yeah, you get it. Ahh, but I would be remiss not to mention the heavy heart with which I make that last “neglecting our studies” …

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Florentine Art

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Art & Place, Tel Aviv by Nathan1 Comment

A few weeks ago I was went on a street art tour in the Florentine neighborhood in South Tel Aviv. I found some of the works to be really beautiful and interesting. Many of the street artists deal with the complexities of modern day Israel with a special focus on religious intricacies. One particular work stood out to me (sorry …

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Goodbye & “Home”

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Goodbye by Carmen3 Comments

Ahhhh, one final exhale, one last blog for closure. As the semester comes to an end, I am filled with bittersweet feelings of both longing to be somewhere familiar and sadness to leave a place beginning to belong to that category. Yet “familiar” to me here does not mean comfortable. If anything, I have never been more out of my …

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Do I recommend?

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Tips by Tamera2 Comments

I will begin by stressing that if you are studying abroad in Sydney in the fall, bring warm clothing. When you first arrive, you will be in Australia’s winter. Even though, by the time you leave it will be summer, I wish I had brought an actual jacket, hoodie, sweater, and raincoat. It doesn’t get New York cold, but it …

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Dislocation

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Book #2 by Vivian1 Comment

Anyone who knows anything about Czechs knows that they love Vaclav Havel. Czech are not typically inclined toward religion, but if any figure is a deity in this country, it’s him. A playwright turned dissident turned president, Havel has a resume that is unsurpassed. His legacy lives on on the daily here in Prague, whether it’s getting a day off …