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

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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Making an Impression

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Paris by Anna L

When you think of art in the context of Paris, your options are limitless. Your mind probably goes straight for the Louvre because it’s undoubtedly the most famous museum in Paris, let alone France, Europe or the world entirely. But the Louvre is just one of so many other museums here in the city. One of my favorites thus far …

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A Guide to Bubbles as an NYU Paris Student

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

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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A Bubble in a Bubble…

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Paris by Anna L

Trying to pin down what or where my bubble was seemed like a challenge until I figured it out yesterday. I had spent the entire day by myself essentially, not coming into contact with anyone I really knew, and did not hold a conversation with another person apart from a simple order at the Anticafé co-working space. My bubble is …

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Flaneur 1.0 vs 2.0

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

I’m realizing that I have increasingly that I have an issue with giving myself too many things to do and then accomplishing too little of it. I’m a list maker, I like to organize my life in lists. All the basic things that everyone lists, I list: grocery shopping, homework, packing for travel. But then I organize my life in …

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But Is This Authentic?

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 7. Travel 2.0, Paris by Anna L

Studying abroad in Europe provides this incredible opportunity to escape to another part of the continent for just the weekend. This past weekend I went to Lisbon, Portugal with a couple friends and after reading our articles about Travel 2.0, I couldn’t help but notice a whole number of aspects of the new age of travel while we were abroad. …

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The Paris of Ernest Hemingway

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Paris by Zoya

I’ve read Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises once before, back in sophomore year of high school. I distinctly remember disliking the book, not because of anything to do with Paris, but because I found Hemingway’s writing style rather dry and uninteresting. However, since I was coming to the city that Hemingway and his book had so intimately tied into, I …

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Unpleasant Déjà Vu

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Paris by Zoya

French politics. H a h. Where to start? I started living in Paris immediately following the inauguration of Donald Trump, literally leaving the country right after the conclusion of the 2016 Presidential Election. Living in Paris is a bit of political déjà vu, in the sense that it’s also a pit of chaos. I knew a good bit about the …