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History in the Sand

In The Art of Travel, 4. The Spirit of Place, Sydney by NicolasLeave a Comment

Attempting to uncover the identity of certain cities can be an incredibly demanding task.  On the surface, particular locations become blurred when compared amongst the vast network of multicultural global cities that have taken full form in the 21st century. On the other hand, preformed expectations and stereotypes can also work to alter and hide the defining features of locations. …

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An Unexpected Underground

In The Art of Travel, 3. Getting oriented, Sydney by Falynn1 Comment

I learned quite quickly that Sydney is a pretty straight forward city. Larger streets run north and south, like George Street, and smaller ones run east and west. Although not so grid-like, Sydney’s streets are similar to those of New York in that there’s a pretty clear path and direction. Something I didn’t know, but realized through exploring, is that …

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New City, Same Me

In The Art of Travel, 3. Getting oriented, Sydney by FlurinLeave a Comment

“All type of knowledge, ultimately means self knowledge.” – Bruce Lee Arriving in Sydney I would have thought that my brain would start to map the city by first remembering where all the big buildings and landmarks are, and then work on the finer details from there. However, what I learned is that mapping a city is a highly personalized …

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G’day Mate

In The Art of Travel, 2. Communicating, Sydney by Nicolas2 Comments

Learning how to handle expectations can be an extremely difficult, and at times, disorienting task. Whether you’re experiencing a different cuisine, trying out a new product you just purchased, or judging the value of an alternative service you just received, regardless of the outcome, it’s easy to fall victim to feelings of dissatisfaction and regret. Yet, often when you are …

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Born Again in Sydney

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Sydney by Nicolas2 Comments

It’s amazing how one’s perspective changes after arriving at a foreign destination and diving headfirst into new experiences.  Perspective towards becoming more open minded; towards testing one’s boundaries and conquering one’s fears; towards living in the present, with few thoughts about what is ahead, and what was left behind. My name is Nicolas Miano and I am a sophomore studying …

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Guide to surviving Australia if the snakes, spiders, and sharks don’t get you first

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 14. Tips, Sydney by KD Harbeck

Well… umm… Tips? The semester is wrapping up and I have no idea but that is okay. I went to Australia completely unprepared (disregarding all of New York University’s pre-semester abroad tips. Whoops, Sorry) but have had a great time and anyone who has the opportunity should go for it! I guess one piece of advice would actually contradict with …

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The Girl Who Blogs During the Ballet

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 13. Third person, Sydney by Brianna

You know, I thought I saw it all, but nothing can describe this. “Hey, mate, whatcha doing there?” “Blogging,” she replies, “I’m two weeks late on a blog post for my online class.” “But, here?” “I don’t see why not,” she responds, “It’s not like I’m doing anything. I have twenty minutes until they’re back on stage.” Brianna is truly …