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In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Quote by Kayla OlivasLeave a Comment

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley When I first read this quote, it immediately resonated with me. In my opinion, Shanghai is not a very frequented study away location. Most college students chose to study a semester abroad somewhere in Europe, like Paris, London, Prague, etc. When deciding to study in …

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In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Quote by DaniellaLeave a Comment

A little while ago when I first arrived in Shanghai my two friends and I ventured out to visit the well acclaimed Propaganda Museum. Before continuing my story I would like to define what we considered ‘well-acclaimed’ which was a recommendation from NYU Shanghai, a couple of Trip-Advisor reviews and my Art teacher exhibiting a great deal of enthusiasm. With …

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A Safe Harbor

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Shanghai, Quote by Matthew G1 Comment

I have never done much travelling in my life.  Occasionally, in my childhood, my family and I would take trips around the United States, usually to visit family members.  Later, in high school I had the opportunity to visit a few major cities through school competitions, but by no means would I count that as travel. My first experience with …

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Tourists Are People Too

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Quote by Emily2 Comments

On the third day my family visited Europe, my mom performed the sacred traveling ritual. She pulled out her glasses and the librarian-esque string attached to them and set them halfway down her nose. She opened the crinkled map she pulled from her over-sized purse filled with water, guidebooks, and notes about how to ask where the bathroom is in …

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Of Distance and Difference

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Quote by Joshua1 Comment

“We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything.” –Jonah Lehrer We were discussing the ties of Russia to Constantinople in class again; the only difference being that I was due to …