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Scammed

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Mishap by Kayla Olivas1 Comment

It’s expected that spending an entire semester in a foreign country, learning a foreign language, will bring some mishaps… I just didn’t realize how frequent they would be. Fortunately, I haven’t had a huge mishap but rather I’ve had small mishaps every so often. These mishaps weren’t anything too detrimental, but were simple things. One mishap that keeps happening to …

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From Serenity to Stress

In Florence, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Mishap by Grace1 Comment

When it comes to travel, whether it’s boat, train, car, plane, I have always been lucky. I have been fortunate enough to not have any major travel problems. I always remember my passport; I have a tendency to get to the airport way too early so I have never missed a flight. Sometimes connections are close, but always manageable. I …

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Conspiring Universe

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Paris, Mishap by Shireen KhandelwalLeave a Comment

Travelling comes with expectations. Before the beginning of my study abroad, I had a fantastical idea of my semester in Paris. Staying home during the winter, my mind bred different possibilities for my experiences and transformation in France. Unreal expectations resulting from this included full fluency in French, extensive travel plans, which completely disregarded academic and monetary factors, and an …

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Central WHAT Station??

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Mishap by Angel3 Comments

First things first, I’m a control freak when it comes to traveling. I hate stressing out about catching flights and luggage requirements, so I usually just travel with a giant backpack. I’d rather spend an hour doing nothing at the airport than running through security checks to my gates (which, I’m sad to admit, I had to do plenty of …

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Just Smile Through It

In Florence, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Mishap by Sammie1 Comment

Florence’s Peretola Airport is one big mishap waiting to happen. As lovely as Italy is, it is not known for its punctuality or organization, two things that are usually pretty important in running an airport. Combine these qualities with the tiny size of Peretola and its location in the middle of nowhere and you’re setting yourself up for disaster. My …

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Crippling Mobility

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Mishap by Joshua2 Comments

I guess it was bound to happen. I mean, it had to, eventually. Probability and statistics demand that with frequency it is more likely to hit the jackpot. After all, I had been doing a considerable amount of travelling in the past year. Within the last 8 months alone, I had travelled Europe for a quarter of the period. This winter, …

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Airbnb Debacle

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Sydney, Mishap by Sydney1 Comment

It had been an exciting morning – everyone was packing up their weekend travel bags and suitcases with more clothes than they needed, more makeup than was necessary and more snacks than should be allowed.  Once our carry-ons were stuffed to the brim, we had all gone over our itineraries and checklists a seventh time before gathering together in the …

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Flight Nightmares

In Places, Sydney, Mishap by Christine FLeave a Comment

My flight out to Sydney was an absolute nightmare. It started in New York in the middle of a blizzard. No flights were leaving, and mine got cancelled two days before it even left. This actually ended up working out for me. I had left all my shopping to do until the last minute and the snowstorm left me unprepared …