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Flaneuring

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Paris by Anna L

We’ve talked about the idea of “flaneuring” through the streets of Paris, an idea from which we referenced Edmund White’s “The Flaneur.” The idea of flaneuring is to be a stroller through the streets of the city, being both within the street and removed from it – being a participant observer in the streetlife of Parisians. This is partially something …

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Oui à Paris

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 14. Tips, Paris by Anna L

Everyone is going to say, yes I recommend ___insert study abroad site here____! And of course I’m going to be hopping on this train as well, but there are some things that I would say before you book your flight. Let’s start off with the fact that Paris is a dream. As the semester nears the end, this city has …

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Quand on a peur, on doit travail.

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

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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So Many Cameras?

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 13. Third person, Paris by Anna L

This girl just rushed passed me and stopped a few feet afterward, pulling out her camera and pointing it in a bunch of different directions. She’s wearing this thin white shirt and athletic shorts that have dirt all over the back. Her sneakers are white like they used to be. A pair of sunglasses teeter on the top of her …

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Dynamo 11h

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 13. Third person, Paris, Places by Clara

I run into class just as the instructor starts to dim the lights. I start adjusting the bike but the handlebar lever is jammed. I look to the girl riding to my left and tap her on the shoulder. “Savez-vous comment baisser le guidon?” “Pardon? Wait what sorry?” She looks up at me puzzled. As if I’m the strange one …

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“Pink Coat”

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 12. Strangers, Paris by Clara

This was a hard call. I feel fortunate to have interacted with so many cool and interesting people in my time here. While the conversations are usually short and rarely recurring, it’s been nice to have the opportunity to get to know a cross section of the diverse Parisian population. But one of the people who stood out most in …

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Travel TMI

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

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 …