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An Open Love Letter to Strangers

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Strangers by Daniel Yeom3 Comments

Staying in hostels can be a nightmare. Beds are creaky, showers are cold, and the concept of privacy tends to disappear out the window. But I can full-heartedly say that hostel hopping is one of my favorite parts of traveling. Why? Because of precious opportunities to befriend strangers from every walks of life. When I first started to backpack on my own a …

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Recording the Paraguayan War Through Art

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Located in the peaceful neighborhood of Recoleta, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes houses an impressively diverse collection of paintings and sculptures from both European and Argentinian artists. Established in December of 1895, the museum attracts around one million visitors yearly. While the majority of artworks come from big name artists like Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Edgar Degas, and Francisco …

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The Impossible Task of Finding Buenos Aires

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Authenticity by Daniel Yeom1 Comment

Authenticity is an intense topic to tackle. In the increasingly globalized and homogenized world we live in, is it even possible to seek out truly authentic experiences? I remember my volunteer trip to Ghana a few years ago, when my friends and I were invited to a traditional dance show. To an intense beat of goatskin drums, dancers with body …

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Eating Argentina with a Culinary Legend

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Food fascinates me because it is a common denominator amongst all people; everyone must eat to sustain life. Then, history of food is history of daily lives, and reading cookbooks are an anthropological study into how cultures have evolved over time. Aside from useful recipes and hunger-inducing photographs, cookbooks’ ability to pass down information and wisdom to following generations entices …

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Stroll Through a Summer Afternoon

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I love to wander. I love getting lost in a foreign city where street signs are incomprehensible and buildings are unfamiliar. I love gliding through a crowd of strangers whose faces I don’t recognize. Imagine all the possibilities. Perhaps I will find a new favorite café. Perhaps a mind-blowing lunch or a new best friend. Who knows. The inherent uncertainty …

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Paul Auster in Buenos Aires

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by Jessica Sequeira: A taxi races down the avenue. It pulls up in front of Malba, the Museum of Latin American art; a girl jumps out. She’s in a hurry, though she maintains her cool. She’s wearing black, which she’s thought through; this is surely the elegant option, though it also makes her anxious she won’t be noticed. In her hand is …