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Quand on a peur, on doit travail.

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 11. Travails, Paris by ZoyaLeave a Comment

As someone who is frequently absent minded and possesses a hopelessly poor sense of direction, one can imagine how often I find myself in unfortunate situations. There’s been many times where I’ve lost my way down a seemingly simple and straightforward path. There’s been many times where I’ve taken the train going the opposite direction, realizing my mistake only after …

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Travel TMI

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 11. Travails, Paris by Clara3 Comments

While my time in Paris has had its ups and downs, I must say I’ve been pretty lucky to have avoided anything truly traumatic. I haven’t been robbed, although I have had my wallet returned to me several times. I’ve gotten homesick, but my mom is coming to visit next week. All in all I can’t complain. However, the events …

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Crossing

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 11. Travails, Abu Dhabi by Raven2 Comments

My decision to come to Abu Dhabi for the spring semester concerned my family. They heard Arab Emirates and thought of “Middle East.” They heard Middle East and thought “dangerous.” It made me upset, a strange combination of frustrated that they had these preconceptions, angry that they would judge and label an entire region, torn because even though I knew …

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FML

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 11. Travails, Florence by Bhavani Pitti1 Comment

Oh boy, have I had painful experiences, misadventures, and ordeals when traveling. If I can remember correctly, I have mentioned some of these previously in my travel blogs. For the sake of this post, I will gather them together. I would say that my travel mishaps started in Rome. This occurred during my first weeks in Florence. At this point, …

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A Shaky Start

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 11. Travails, Prague by Abie1 Comment

This blog post was simultaneously really easy to write about and really hard for the same reason: I had too many misadventures to pick from. When you travel things are bound to go wrong at some point or another whether by your own human error or the screw ups of an airline. I’ve forgotten my passport and then had to …