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El fin

In 15. Farewells, Buenos Aires, Art of Travel by Matthew G2 Comments

I was nominated to speak at our End-of-the-Semester event for NYUBA, and I wrote this speech with this assignment in mind. I want to start by saying I feel very lucky to be here with you all tonight.  Especially because I came here knowing exactly one person, and really clung on to that friendship.  Thanks Molly.  But now I really …

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Three Hundred Twenty Americans Can be Wrong

In The Art of Travel, 10. Books (2), Paris, Places by Zoya1 Comment

In Sixty Million Frenchmen Can’t be Wrong by Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the two authors discusses their time in France and its culture. They use observations in the French language, customs, laws, history to speculate about what it means to be French, make conclusions how these characteristics affect the relationship and perceptions between the Americans and the French. I …

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Au revoir

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Paris by Zoya2 Comments

You’re at a supermarket, a Costco or H-Mart, and you’re shopping for food. You see a plastic table set up with a tablecloth with an employee standing behind it expertly cooking the food for distribution. Free samples. You’re attracted to the colorful packaging and the oh so wonderful smells that are coming from the pot. So you walk over, intrigued …

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Don’t cry for me Argentina cause I won’t be crying for you

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Buenos Aires by Vanessa2 Comments

Unlike my classmates who aren’t ready to leave Buenos Aires, I can’t wait until I’m boarding my plane back home. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve had a fantastic time traveling throughout Argentina and Latin America but New York is calling my name. Since I arrived back in August, my sentiment towards Buenos Aires hasn’t changed… I’m not a huge fan. …

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Going Home

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Florence, Places by Jordyn Jay1 Comment

The time is finally here! It is the week I’ve been dreaming about for months! In just 3 days, I will be back in my own bed in my own home in Jacksonville. I’ll be eating my favorite foods, enjoying American Netflix, and not worrying about speaking English. I won’t have to worry about whether I have Euros or if …

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À Plus Tard, Paris!

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Paris by Anna L0 Comments

Saying goodbye has always been a difficult thing for me to say. I never want it to be “goodbye,” but rather “until next time.” This is how I felt when I said goodbye to my friends at the end of the summer before I left for freshman year, how I felt when I had to hug one of my best …

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In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Florence by Bhavani Pitti1 Comment

This was definitely one of the saddest posts for me to write as I am very regretful that my time here in Florence is coming to an end! My three and a half months spent in Italy were a time full of excitement, exploration, ups, and downs, and spending this large amount of time away from home for the first …