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On-the-go

In Quotidian life, London, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Evan Powell2 Comments

Because I live in the furthest dorm from campus, I have learned to pack everything I’ll need into my backpack before venturing out into the day. I make sure to include my needed books, homework, reusable water bottle, an outer garment, headache medicine, deodorant, tissues, phone charger, iPod, headphones—and a snack, umbrella, and my laptop on some days. My backpack …

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My Days in Shanghai

In Quotidian life, Shanghai, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Nicolas Lopez2 Comments

At first it seemed challenging to merely adjust to all the various variables in Shanghai. New smells, speeding mopeds and various sounds invade one’s private space constantly, challenging any assumption of normality and predictability. However, lately I have discovered that if the unpredictability is expected, it is no longer unpredictable, as obvious as that sounds. This realization has afforded me …

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“There’s nowhere else like London.” -Vivienne Westwood

In Quotidian life, London, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Jess Littman1 Comment

I used to think of living abroad as something that had an adjustment period: after a certain predetermined length of time, I’d get used to it and there would be no more surprises. After five weeks in London, I’m starting to realize that the adjustment is ongoing. While there are many things that are no longer unfamiliar, I’m still discovering …

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Slow Mornings

In Quotidian life, Paris, The Art of Travel Fall 2014 by Jason Vu1 Comment

Paris, well France is general, is known for having a much slower lifestyle than the world, especially New York. Parisians walk slower, talk for longer periods of time, and can sit at cafes for hours just sipping on coffee by themselves. Another huge difference is by French law, people are not allowed to work more than 35 hours per week. …