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Cómo se dice…

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Fall 2015, Language by Nina1 Comment

The person you talk to most in the world is yourself. Internal conversations, funny thoughts, plans for the week. You can be open with yourself in a way that is difficult or even impossible with others. I am certainly no stranger when it comes to talking to myself, whether it is out loud or internally. I compose entire stories in …

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Watch Your Step

In Buenos Aires, Getting oriented, The Art of Travel Fall 2015 by Nina1 Comment

Buenos Aires is a fairly logical city, geographically speaking. Whereas only a portion of New York is designed like a perfect grid, essentially all of Buenos Aires is set up in this way. When the conquistadors from Spain were establishing the cities of South America, they all followed a generally similar pattern so as to create a uniform look throughout …

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The End of the Affair…and the Beginning of Another?

In Arriving, Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Fall 2015 by Nina1 Comment

I originally attended a small, liberal arts school in upstate New York, but for various reasons, I transferred to NYU. Though initially unsure whether I was taking a liking to a new, large university and city atmosphere, both of which were novel experiences to me, I began to fall in love with the fast paced, ever-stimulating metropolitan lifestyle. Having spent …

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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

In Buenos Aires, The Art of Travel Spring 2015, Art by Daniel YeomLeave a Comment

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 …