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Marhabaan: Welcome to the World

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 1. Anticipation, Abu Dhabi by Raven1 Comment

I grew up in a suburb in Northern California. A “nice neighborhood,” a “good place to raise kids.” In other words, I am incredibly privileged, sheltered, and have led a blessedly average life. Essentially, despite my diverse public high school and my exciting after-school activities, I have always lived in a bubble. So at eighteen, I picked up and moved …

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When In Rome…Or Wherever I Am…

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 1. Anticipation, Florence, Places by Jordyn Jay2 Comments

In the past month, I’ve been asked at least a million times why I chose to study abroad in Florence. I don’t think it actually struck me until I landed that I have absolutely no idea. My concentration at Gallatin is “Applying Artistic Imagination to Radical Political and Social Change”, which is essentially the intersection between performance studies, sociology and …

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Meat and Potatoes v. Maggi: An Unexpected Mix of Foreign and Familiar

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 1. Anticipation, Prague by MimiLeave a Comment

The Czech Republic is known for a specific cuisine – meat and potatoes. This hearty combination, accompanied by glasses filled to the top with strong Czech beer, is part of the standard fare in many restaurants in Prague. Maggi is the Indian, more flavorful (at least in my opinion) version of Ramen noodles, and the standard fare in many college …