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Learn a lot from the locals

In The Art of Travel, 2. Communicating, Sydney by Falynn

My father was born and raised in Levin, New Zealand. My father’s accent and way with words is something I don’t notice anymore. However, it becomes evident when friends meet my dad for the first time and I see the surprised and perplexed look on their faces. Even though we’re all speaking the same language, my friends can obviously pick …

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Not All Coffee is Created Equal

In The Art of Travel, 2. Communicating, Sydney by Flurin

I encountered my first minor communication struggle when I wanted a taste of my favorite and possibly the most ubiquitously consumed drug on the planet: coffee. I was shocked to learn that the barista did not know what an ‘americano’ is, so after a few seconds of gathering myself in order to switch out of autopilot, I almost condescendingly explained …

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G’day Mate

In The Art of Travel, 2. Communicating, Sydney by Nicolas

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 Nicolas

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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Making Sure Summer Never Ends

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Sydney by Falynn

There is nothing in this world I love more than a beautiful summer day spent at the beach. I wait for summer to come all year long and take advantage of every sunny day when it finally reaches June. I grew up in Long Beach, NY, spending nearly every day of each summer sitting in my Tommy Bahama chair, snacking on whatever …

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Sunny Days and Heavy Eyes

In The Art of Travel, 1. Introductions, Sydney by Flurin

“The moral of the story is… you get one life; so do it all.” – Bobby Axelrod (Billions) Waking up to my shrill alarm was even more unpleasant than I had anticipated. The wear and tear of daily orientation activities and consecutive late nights had taken its toll and during my initial moments of consciousness the prospect of going to …

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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 …

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Hey Laura

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 12. Strangers, Sydney by Brianna

“Hey Laura!” “What’s good mate?” “I was wondering if it’s too late for me to sign up for the NRL game?” “Ah, you just missed it. Didn’t you read the email?” Laura looks to the frat boy, pestering her once again. Blond hair swept in low carefree ponytail, Laura looks up from behind the monitor. Student Life Assistant by day, …

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Aboriginal Atrocities

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Sydney by Brianna

The film adaption of Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence was recommended to me by several of my professors. So when I saw it on the suggested reading list, I figured why not. After choosing  to read Tracks by Robyn Davidson for my first travel book this semester, I was eager this time around to explore an Aboriginal point of view. Doris Pilkington in Follow the …