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He’s got my back

In The Art of Travel, 12. Strangers, Sydney by FalynnLeave a Comment

One really great thing I’ve noticed about Sydney is that there is very minimal catcalling that goes on in the streets. I remember the first week, noticing all of the construction going on the main street of Sydney, my path to class from my apartment. I cringed as I got closer, just waiting for one of the workers to inevitably …

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Hoopin’ with a Friend

In The Art of Travel, 12. Strangers, Sydney by Nicolas3 Comments

Growing up in the suburbs of NJ, I could always find sports and recreational activities never more than a few steps from my door. Besides playing on soccer, baseball and basketball teams throughout the year, staying active was also possible through nature walks, hikes and other outdoor activities.  However, after moving into New York for my freshman year, I was …

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Beware of Bali Belly

In The Art of Travel, 11. Travails, Sydney by Falynn2 Comments

For Fall Break, my suitemates and I decided to make our way over to Bali, a beautiful tropical island that gets flooded with Australian tourists multiple times throughout the year. The first legs of our trip were spent separately in various parts of Australia. Since we had spent the first few days exploring Australia plus traveling to the island takes …

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Inspired by the Unprecedented

In The Art of Travel, 9. Art & Place, Sydney by NicolasLeave a Comment

Surprisingly, after several trips to the Opera House, I’ve noticed that a large portion of newcomers to Sydney’s most distinct landmark are remarkably disappointed upon arrival. Most visitors believe that the opera house is one continuous structure, and that it sits many stories up, overlooking the harbor down below.  In actuality, the Opera House is three distinct structures that sit …

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A Dark Chapter

In The Art of Travel, 10. Books (2), Sydney by Flurin1 Comment

“To fight darkness is to fight yourself” – Rick Sanchez from Rick and Morty In Rabbit-proof Fence Pilkington explores a variety of topics, but the theme that weighed on me the most was the personalization of one of the darkest chapters in Australian history: The Stolen Generation. To give a brief over of what I have learned about this topic …

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A Sad State of Affairs

In The Art of Travel, 9. Art & Place, Sydney by Flurin1 Comment

Art has always been a big part of my life. Both my parents were ballet dancers and once my athletic career slowed down I became a dancer too. It almost seemed inevitable for me to gain an appreciation for art. Although, I don’t mean appreciation in the academic sense. I really wouldn’t be able to tell you much about any …

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Our Inner Instinctive Migratory Urge

In The Art of Travel, 10. Books (2), Sydney by NicolasLeave a Comment

In today’s society, the vast majority of human civilization exists in a relatively sedentary state, with neither a will nor desire to live a life constantly on the move.  In terms of material possessions, contemporary society demands that we live with and within the constant comfort and accessibility of all things which are deemed complementary and necessary.  Yet, as consumers …

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An Extremely Stubborn Bubble

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Sydney by Falynn

Prior to coming to Sydney, I had heard from friends who had visited some of the other Study Away sites that this ‘bubble’ existed. Students often find that the places in which they live and study in these cities through NYU somehow close them off from the true city they are visiting. This is something I kept in mind when …

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Entering Uncharted Waters

In The Art of Travel, 8. Bubble, Sydney by Nicolas

Due to the vast network of multicultural global cities around the world today, in my opinion, finding oneself stuck within a “bubble” of familiarity has become an increasingly difficult task.  Unless you are present members of a tour group, who stick together through each activity of the day, or a person who stays within the confines of their own ethnic …