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In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Places, Strangers by HashmitaLeave a Comment

One of my favourite things about Buenos Aires – just like New York –  is its encouragement and fostering of strong personalities. At any given time, it is totally plausible and easy for me to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of creative and intellectual energies around me. People are vocal, knowledgeable and ever ready to start a new important …

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Sacred Strangers

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Strangers by Zianna2 Comments

Making new friends is difficult for me. I like the friends that I already have, my routine, being comfortable. Studying abroad forced me to suck it up and reestablish all of that. I can’t say I have made any Czech friends. But I have come across several strangers who have had positive influences on my experience here. Certain aspects about …

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An Australian in Prague

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Strangers by Jake1 Comment

From the title, you’re probably thinking: “Oh jeez, he’s talking about how he is Australian AGAIN!?” Well….Yes. Yes I am. I’m an Aussie and I’m proud of it. I’m the one who yells “AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!!” and hopes for an “OI, OI, OI!!” back when other people are chanting at a bar or at a sporting match. It’s rare that …

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Passing Thru

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Strangers by Vivian1 Comment

There is a bittersweetness to meeting strangers… the fleeting conversations that you barely remember, and won’t be able to recall again. There’s also a purposefulness to it, as though all the small decisions you made previous to the meeting had lead to this specific person, thought it lasts for only a margin of the time it took to get there. …

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Is this normal

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Sydney, Strangers by Anne1 Comment

I actually really love the way we met. I was on a date in Newtown with some boy and we walked into a Vinnie’s (the Salvation Army of Australia). Upon walking in my mouth dropped “are you okay?” the boy asked me. “I know this song…no way,” I ran up to the counter and pushed my way to the front …

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Prague Potraviny

In The Art of Travel Fall 2016, Prague, Strangers by Kai1 Comment

The glowing neon sign pierces the icy air beckoning to passersby. Its glowing greenish sign plainly states its status as a store while it leers at you from down the street. As you approach, a couple Czech men and their dogs sit on the ledge to the right of the store drinking beers, smoking cigarettes, and talking shit. They act …