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The Girl Next Door

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 13. Third person, Prague by Ankita

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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A Shaky Start

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 11. Travails, Prague by Abie

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 …

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Straight from Havel’s Mouth

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Prague by Mimi

Vaclav Havel. President. Writer. Dissident. Airport honoree. National hero… Before coming to the Czech Republic, I didn’t know who Vaclav Havel was. That changed within a day of arriving in this country – at least on a name-recognition level. I landed at Vaclav Havel airport, watched videos of Havel during the Velvet Revolution and read several of his letters during …

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ARTH-UA 9662

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Prague by Mimi

I’ve never been much of an art buff. Sure, I have some favorite paintings – classics like Monet’s Bridge over a Pond of Waterlilies and Van Gogh’s Starry Night – but my main criteria for good art has long been whether or not I thought it was pretty (not going to lie, until I learned how football worked I also …

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Prague’s Most Important Man — As Seen Through a Lens

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 9. Art & Place, Prague by Ankita

A powerful piece of artwork can, at the same time, both restrict and beautifully capture the essence of a place. In order to understand artwork of the Czech Republic, you have to understand what constitutes the identity of the Czech Republic. I have mentioned this in previous posts, but the most potent identifying factor of the Czech Republic and its …

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All By Myself

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Prague by Abie

Moving to New York was my first experience on popping my bubble. I am from Virginia and have been raised in a southern culture which is worlds away from NYC and NYU. Once I adjusted to New York, I promptly packed up and came to Prague to pop yet another bubble. But I quickly made friends with fellow students and …

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Let Me Pop Out Real Quick

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Prague by Mimi

The NYU bubble is a pretty well-known phenomenon on the Washington Square campus. Students don’t leave the Village, don’t go past 14th Street, and don’t get out of Manhattan (who actually goes to the Brooklyn campus anyway?). Stern’s bubble is even more infamous – what is class outside of 44 West 4th Street? What’s the wifi? Where’s the free printing? …