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Take A Deep Breath, Tash

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Prague by Natasha1 Comment

“Travel is the best way we have of rescuing the humanity of places, and saving them from abstraction and ideology.” -Pico Iyer I love New York. I miss it very much, for the most part: the dynamic energy, the diversity of people, the characters of different neighborhoods. I miss my favorite foods, for sure, and some of the opportunities I …

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A Love like This

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Prague by Erica1 Comment

I have yet to find a love like that of traveling. I once read a quote by my favorite author, Haruki Murakami, that said this: “Anyone who falls in love is searching for a missing piece of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover.” I never quite understood the feeling Murakami was describing …

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The Cranes Above

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Berlin by Arjun1 Comment

The first things I saw as I exited the cab at the dorm were the cranes, looming over the night horizon. Three stood at various points within the neighboring construction yard, monstrous right angles hovering over their progress, cables dangling down. I came to realize in the following days that this was a frequent sight in Berlin –our tour guide …

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Beyond What is Seen

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Prague by Sean OhLeave a Comment

Hello! My name is Sean Oh and I am a sophomore in Gallatin studying International Law and Sustainable Development. I am currently studying aboard in Prague to get a better understanding of Central Europe. This is actually my first time in Europe so I am both very excited and nervous for the semester to come. My concentration is a combination …

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A Slight Bondi Breakdown

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Sydney by Annabel3 Comments

What’s always drawn me to the ocean is its mystery, and how with its beauty accompanies the notion of no end in sight. It was initially my overly romanticized vision of the great blue sea that solidified my decision to choose Sydney for my study abroad semester, and while I thought the ocean would provide me with  relaxation and some …

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The Itch, The Hunger, The Urge: Pondering Wanderlust.

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Berlin by Havana Liu1 Comment

Growing up in a travel-hungry family I have often wondered why the itch, the yearning, the need for travel is so strong, and what it is that drives the hunger. One might think that stability, love, and the comfort of home might be fulfilling enough for the average person. However, wanderlust seemingly perseveres. Pico Iyer brings up many answers to this …

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La Parisienne

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Paris by Zoe2 Comments

Different, yes. My first week in Paris has been… different. Not bad, necessarily, but rockier than anticipated. What no one tells you (until you’re in the same situation and reach out for consolation, of course) is that making friends abroad can be hard, really hard. In new situations, people tend to stick with what or who they know, making it …