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I’m feeling bubbly

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 8. Bubble, Sydney by Brianna

I’ve been in Sydney for the past two months now, and I have yet to escape my NYU student bubble. I wonder sometimes that perhaps if I chose to study abroad at a different university, rather than through NYU, if I would have had an easier time assimilating and making local friends. A few weeks into the program, I had …

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“I wish I was Aboriginal says no white person ever

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Sydney by KD Harbeck

For this assignment, I read Tracks by Robyn Davidson. This book perfectly illustrates the relationship, past and present, between white Westerns and the Aboriginal people, and feminism. To expand on this I will provide a very brief overview of the book. Tracks is a memoir about Davidson, twenty-six years old, nine-month trek across Australia in 1977. For this 2,825km walk, …

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Australian Political Pot Pie

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Sydney by Brianna

So what’s cooking politically in Australia? A lot of what’s been cooking around the world. Australia in the past couple of years has seen a shift towards the conservative right. Their Liberal Party which would be the equivalent to our Republican Party, recently replaced a sitting Prime Minister with another mid-term. The current Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was the replacement. …

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Don’t like the Prime Minister? Wait a minute.

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 5. Politics, Sydney by KD Harbeck

The NYU Sydney Orientation week seminars along with my Global Media class has done a great job informing me about the recent political landscape in Australia. The political landscape here in Australia is very interesting, especially in recent years. Unlike America, Australia is still associated with Great Britain. While America has a president, Australia is still under the rule of …