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The trip before the trip

In Introductions, The Art of Travel Fall 2014, Sydney by Tyler Finley2 Comments

G’day mates! So…I’m here. Sydney, Australia. The Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, magnificent beaches, the Blue Mountains, kangaroo burgers. Within my first week, I crossed all of these must-experience Sydneysider adventures off my Australian to-do list. And, yet, I remain somewhat unaffected, somewhat un…awed. Just two weeks prior to arriving in the land of boomerangs and barbies, I took a …

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First Week in Berlin

In Introductions, Berlin, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Jesse Wheaton3 Comments

Hallo, Ich bin Jesse. I’m from Oakland, California and, like the rest of you, studying at NYU Gallatin. I’m currently a second semester Junior. Like a lot of Gallatin kids my concentration is a mouthful and has a lot of colons: Patterns: At the Crossroads of Fine Art, Theoretical Mathematics, and Sociology An International Study of the Beauty, Language, and Interpretation …

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In Introductions, Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by KyleLeave a Comment

Hello friends! My name is Kyle and I am a junior studying Business & Political Economy at Stern. I spent last year in London and actually took this class during spring semester. The fact that I am repeating the course is indicative of how enriching and useful it was. I rarely write anything down or take pictures, so the weekly blogposts …

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Showed Up In Shanghai

In Introductions, Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Haley MenchelLeave a Comment

So, I’m abroad again, however this time I’m not strolling the high streets or eating fish and chips, I’m negotiating with taxi drivers and speaking to strangers solely with hand-gestures. I’m in Shanghai, if you weren’t able to guess and so far it’s been incredible. Coming from a full year abroad in London, Shanghai is literally a whole other world. …

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La Dolce Far Niente

In Introductions, Florence, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Ethan Kraft1 Comment

I sense an affair brewing; a passionate bond has already formed.  It’s new, it’s exciting, and it doesn’t seem to be ending any time soon.   I arrived in Florence exactly one week ago.  With a 50 hour travel experience from Los Angeles to Florence , some highlights included multiple 5 hour layovers, one canceled flight, an overnight stay in a seedy Chicago airport hotel …

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In Introductions, London, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Sally2 Comments

It’s only the first week of September and I’m already sporting my leather jacket and beanie. I, unfortunately, undermined the multiple warnings from my friends and family and was not prepared for the brutal wind and rain I’ve already experienced in my one week here. Mind you I’m from Los Angeles where the weather is hot and dry – the …