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Find your Patagonia.

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Buenos Aires by Alexandra GLeave a Comment

It is so very surprising, but so stunning to me, how little travel in Argentina has changed since the 60s and 70s. Bruce Chatwin, a British travel writer, published In Patagonia in 1977. His descriptions of Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Argentine people, Argentine mentality, immigrants and even methods and means of travel are so very similar to what I have currently …

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“I wish I was Aboriginal says no white person ever

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Sydney by KD HarbeckLeave a Comment

For this assignment, I read Tracks by Robyn Davidson. This book perfectly illustrates the relationship, past and present, between white Westerns and the Aboriginal people, and feminism. To expand on this I will provide a very brief overview of the book. Tracks is a memoir about Davidson, twenty-six years old, nine-month trek across Australia in 1977. For this 2,825km walk, …

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The Holy Havel

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Places, Prague by Abie2 Comments

Václav Havel is practically a legend here in the Czech Republic. The closest equivalent I can think of in American culture is George Washington. Only Havel only came to prominence in the 1960’s not the 1770’s. Havel is everywhere here; when you first arrive in Prague you land in the Václav Havel airport. There are memorials to him, parks and …