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“Pink Coat”

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 12. Strangers, Paris by Clara1 Comment

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 Clara3 Comments

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 …

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L’Absinthe

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Paris by Zoya1 Comment

As someone who enjoys painting and drawing myself, Paris is a particularly wonderful place to be in. First off, it’s a gorgeous city physically, the architecture looks fresh from an 1800s Impressionist painting and the urban cityscape is designed to allow city goers small moments to admire the famous monuments that stand out so proudly. Secondly, it names landmarks and …

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A Guide to Bubbles as an NYU Paris Student

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Paris by Zoya1 Comment

The most terrifying aspect of bubbles is how easy it is to actually break out of them. Bubbles in the traveling sense are like bubbles in the physical pockets-of-air-trapped-in-soap-childhood-dreams bubbles we are all accustomed to from being kids. They’re fun to play with, they’re great actually! But sometimes when we’re caught up in looking at the world in its slick …

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L’Oeuvre au Noir: Haute Couture Meets Sculpture

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Uncategorized, Paris by ClaraLeave a Comment

I’ve found one of the best parts of people coming to visit is how much their interests force me out of my comfort zone and exploring aspects of the city I probably would not have otherwise. This past weekend, my boyfriend came to visit from New York where he studies design at Parsons. He was excited for exploring the Marais …

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“My Bubble is a Trampoline” and Other Lies I Tell Myself

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Paris by Clara2 Comments

Upon first arriving in Paris, I quickly fell in love with my neighborhood. From the corner cafes to the independent bookstores to the quirky bars, I felt I could never exhaust it all. However, three months in to my semester, I’ve realized that I’ve been holding on to the République area like a security blanket. Ironically, one of the things …

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Travel 2.0: How Many Yelp Screenshots is Too Many?

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 7. Travel 2.0, Paris by Clara2 Comments

One benefit of having no idea what I’m doing with my Gallatin concentration is that I’ve taken classes in A LOT of different fields, including several in technology, identity, and communication. As a result, I’ve had, as my mom would put it, a “come to Jesus” with my borderline neurotic relationship to my phone. I’m not proud of this mind …