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The Black Soda Sheep Factory

In The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Sydney, Great good places by Tyler Finley1 Comment

Thinking back to my dear old travel buddy, Bill Bryson, author of In a Sunburned Country, and considering the idea of a “great good place,” I feel like he would immediately suggest some hotels in Sydney. I would have to agree that, overall, the hotels are little microcosms of everything Aussie: drinking, decor that alludes to English roots, and televisions …

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Never Just One

In Berlin, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Great good places by Lila Faria4 Comments

During my first month at NYU Berlin, I found myself endlessly cranky, overwhelmed, and unwilling to interact with my surrounding cultures. “Berlin isn’t New York,” I told myself, “There’s nothing good here.” As time progressed, however, I became more and more adjusted to my new environment. I made friends here, fixed my work schedule, and found places where I felt …

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Come One, Come All – Come to Eat, Come to Play

In Madrid, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Great good places by Yanina-Stefania Yasevich2 Comments

Nestled between vibrant Chueca and old-school Chamberí, Malasaña is a bright and young neighborhood in Madrid, a lively area whose streets are lined with shops, parlors and cafes of every kind. During the time that Franco was in power, Malasaña was where the ‘progressives’ and ‘forward-thinkers’ gathered, speaking in hushed tones in low-lit dive bars about Spain’s future, the tunes …

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Mosaic and Mint Tea

In Paris, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Great good places by AnnieLeave a Comment

Kitty-corner across the street from the entrance of the Natural History Museum and the Jardin des Plantes stands la Grande Mosquée de Paris. Built in 1926 as a token of gratitude towards the Muslim tirailleurs who fought for France during World War II (some 100,000 died fighting), the mosque has become a symbol for France’s multiculturalism and large Muslim population …