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Na Schledanou, Praha!

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Prague by Ankita0 Comments

I can’t write this post without starting to feel emotional. When I arrived in Prague four months ago, I sometimes wondered how long the semester would feel, being so far away from home. But I blinked, and now it’s gone. I can’t believe the time has come to say good-bye. My friend Vivian — shout out if you’re reading this …

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Czeching Out

In The Art of Travel, 15. Farewells, Prague by Mimi0 Comments

I can’t believe it’s already May. You wouldn’t think so with this weather – some days we’re lucky if we crack 50 degrees. It’s May, Mother Nature! But I also can’t believe this semester went by so fast. Everyone told me this would happen – Prague would become a blur of planes and pivo (and the occasional class project. Remember, …

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A Czech List

In The Art of Travel, 14. Tips, Places, Prague by Abie0 Comments

First, I apologize for the pun but I only have a few weeks left to use it so cut me some slack. I’d highly recommend Prague to anyone looking fro a study abroad site. The city is beautiful and has so much to offer. The central location is ideal for traveling around Europe. There is a great nightlife and a …

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The 5Ws of NYU Prague

In The Art of Travel, 14. Tips, Prague by Mimi1 Comment

So this is it. You’re looking at the glossy purple brochures for each NYU Study Away site, trying to decide where you want to spend the next four months of your life. You’ve spoken to upperclassmen, searched NYU Local and obsessively stalked your friends’ Instagram feeds. Each site definitely has its pros and cons, but in the end they all …

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Having a Moment

In The Art of Travel, 13. Third person, Prague by Mimi1 Comment

I hear a tinny jingle and look up from my counter to see a girl coming through the door. I’ve seen her before – brown and bespectacled, usually toting an enormous red and black backpack that she is constantly apologizing for after she inevitably sideswipes someone with it. I watch her grand entrance with amusement. Her eyes always look around …

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Their Eyes Were Watching … Me

In The Art of Travel, 12. Strangers, Prague by Mimi1 Comment

Eyeballs. That’s all I seen as I walk into the room. 50 eyeballs, all in a range of colors – blue, brown, hazel. Different sizes and shapes, but one thing in common – they’re all staring straight at me. They’re just kids, they said. How hard can it be, they said. Gulp. Apparently, my anxiety for public speaking exists even …

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The Girl Next Door

In The Art of Travel, 13. Third person, Prague by Ankita1 Comment

When six American girls moved into our shared apartment for the semester, I have to admit I was nervous. This was going to be my first time working as an RA and being surrounded by Americans in my building. And these girls weren’t just Americans, they were New Yorkers. New York City is probably the most opposite of Prague you …

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Johnny’s Place

In The Art of Travel, 12. Strangers, Places, Prague by Abie3 Comments

Practically right next door to my dorm (Slezka), is a indian and thai restaurant. It was the first restaurant that I went to in Prague and remains one of the best. Myself, my roommates, and whoever else cares to join go on a pretty much weekly basis to this place. We go for lots of reasons: the great food, convenience, …

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A Shaky Start

In The Art of Travel, 11. Travails, Prague by Abie1 Comment

This blog post was simultaneously really easy to write about and really hard for the same reason: I had too many misadventures to pick from. When you travel things are bound to go wrong at some point or another whether by your own human error or the screw ups of an airline. I’ve forgotten my passport and then had to …