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Preconceived Notions: Pointless Yet Inevitable

In Going Places, Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Kyle

Whenever one is in anticipation of anything – be it a trip, a purchase, an interaction – the mind cannot be controlled. Various scenarios are played out in an attempt to alleviate the element of the unknown. But how often are our expectations and predictions accurate? Rarely. Especially if one is anticipating something that (s)he has never experienced. Preconceived notions …

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Greetings

In Introductions, Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Kyle

Hello friends! My name is Kyle and I am a junior studying Business & Political Economy at Stern. I spent last year in London and actually took this class during spring semester. The fact that I am repeating the course is indicative of how enriching and useful it was. I rarely write anything down or take pictures, so the weekly blogposts …

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Showed Up In Shanghai

In Introductions, Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Haley Menchel

So, I’m abroad again, however this time I’m not strolling the high streets or eating fish and chips, I’m negotiating with taxi drivers and speaking to strangers solely with hand-gestures. I’m in Shanghai, if you weren’t able to guess and so far it’s been incredible. Coming from a full year abroad in London, Shanghai is literally a whole other world. …