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Goodbye Fruit, Hello Napkins

In The Art of Travel, Shanghai, 15. Farewell by KD1 Comment

It seems hard to believe this is the last post. When starting this course, I remember thinking, “Okay only 15 posts that’s not that much.” It seems like time has flown by – this might be one of the fastest semesters ever. I have mixed emotions about leaving Shanghai. While part of me is relieved and wanting to leave, another …

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Parting Ways

In The Art of Travel, Washington DC, 15. Farewell by Matthew Chung1 Comment

My first three semesters as a student at New York University has definitely been surreal. For someone who has lived most of his life on the west coast, it was insane to have traveled everywhere from New York to Sydney to Washington D.C. Probably one of the most interesting of semesters was my most recent one here in D.C. Personally, …

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Gelato Count: 57

In Florence, The Art of Travel, 15. Farewell by Sam1 Comment

One of the first things I’m going to do when I get home is eat an entire box of Kraft mac & cheese. Well, probably not. I’ll say hi to my family first, and generally bask in the wonderful feeling of being home after a long time away. However, as soon as that’s done, consuming a box of chemically produced …

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Au Revoir

In The Art of Travel, Paris, 15. Farewell by Amy1 Comment

As December 14th approaches, I wonder when, if ever, I’ll be back in Paris. The feeling is so extraordinary because it’s something I’ve never felt before. I’ve never made a home in a new place for four months, and then had to abandon it. I want to come back, but realistically, it takes time and resources that I won’t be …

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Simple Guide to China and Shanghai

In The Art of Travel, Shanghai, 14. Tips by Ivette1 Comment

Overview If you’re reading this post, I’m assuming you’ll be venturing to China, specifically Shanghai, very soon. China is rich in culture and history, and is highly recommended place to visit for history fanatics or those who want to venture out of their comfort zone. Each province has their flavors unique to them in multiple aspects: clothing, lifestyle, food, activities …

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Adios

In The Art of Travel, Washington DC, 15. Farewell by Sonia1 Comment

The most rewarding aspect of my experience at NYU DC has been the ability to complete a full time internship. It’s helped me build a professional network and to really get a sense of how my organization, The German Marshall Fund operates. I’ve gotten to write memos, host events, and interact with scholars and government officials. I’ve been able to …

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Tips

In The Art of Travel, Washington DC, 14. Tips by Sonia1 Comment

I would recommend NYU DC students who are looking to work full time internships in politics, public policy, or related fields. This program is really great for connecting students with different individuals and organizations here in DC. The central location allows for easy access to the Hill, think tanks, and various other internships. If you hope to work in the …

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Naja Ok

In Berlin, The Art of Travel, 14. Tips by Gillian1 Comment

What do you need to know about Berlin? Everything and nothing. Berlin has so many idiosyncrasies which are uniquely its own, and (also) uniquely German. Here are some basic guidelines to get you through your day/week/semester/life in Berlin: To Germans, silence truly is golden. You notice this very quickly. People do not talk on the U-Bahn, or the S-Bahn, or …

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Teufelsberg: Berlin’s Graffitied Ruin Is Perfect for Spy Lovers

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Daily Beast: Teufelsberg, in photos, is a tall shaft with a ribbed white vinyl covering stretching up several stories between two globes perched on a four-story concrete building looking out over a dense forest. Yes, you could say it looks phallic. In reality, these globes on the roof of a featureless building once shielded the antennas at the center of …

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Book Review: You and I Eat the Same

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Austin Chronicle: “Food brings everyone together” isn’t a trailblazing theme in literature or television. Most cookie-cutter travel shows center on the prevailing sense that wherever you are in the world, food is a pillar of familiarity and togetherness. But You and I Eat the Same takes the idea of cultural unity, puts it in its crosshairs, and delivers a laser-accurate …

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What would Bourdain do? How to honor the intrepid traveler’s legacy

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CNN: Since Anthony Bourdain’s death, travelers around the globe have been mourning the loss of one of the world’s most gifted storytellers and cultural ambassadors. After rewatching Bourdain’s shows, rereading his books and essays, and tuning in for his last “Parts Unknown” episodes, how else can you linger in Bourdain’s spirit? How can you make sure his unique take on …

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Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019

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CNN: With its modern design, 15 Michelin-starred restaurants and extremely bike-friendly culture, it’s no surprise that Denmark’s capital has topped Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019 list. Copengagen‘s street food scene is booming on Refshaleøen, a former industrial area with a food and craft market, Reffen. Tivoli Gardens theme park (one of the world’s oldest) is offering …

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Amsterdam’s Plea to Tourists: Visit, but Please Behave Yourselves

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NY Times: AMSTERDAM — It’s not a problem many vacation destinations spend much effort worrying about or money trying to fix: the wrong kind of tourist. But that is the challenge increasingly faced by Amsterdam, where visitor numbers have shot up more than 60 percent in the past decade, bolstered by low-cost flights, cheap accommodation and the ease of traveling …

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Can the world be saved from overtourism?

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(CNN) — Every week seems to bring new confirmation we’ve officially entered the era of too much tourism. There’s been sand pilfering in Sardinia and Venice visitors threatened with fines for sitting down. Over in Rome, there’s been selfie-based violence and illegal bathing. In Madrid, stringent rules have been put in place to handle Airbnb as locals fear being priced …

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From Sardinia To The Sangre De Cristo Mountains: How Travel Influenced The Writings of D.H. Lawrence

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Literary Traveler: “Comes over one an absolute necessity to move.” If one quotation could sum up a person’s life, this opening line from the travelogue Sea and Sardinia may best epitomize one of the most scandalous and autobiographical writers of the 20th century: D.H. Lawrence. From the first time he left England in 1912 to his untimely death in France in …

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What to Do if Your Flight Is Delayed or Canceled

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NY Times Frugal Traveler: As menacing clouds hung heavy over Lower Manhattan, I cruised toward the Holland Tunnel on my way to Newark Liberty International Airport. I refreshed the flight status for my United Airlines flight, and the airline’s app showed an on-time departure. Two minutes later, I refreshed it. A red bar suddenly appeared on my smartphone — the flight …

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“Genius Loci” in Santa Croce complex, Florence, Sept. 20-22

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The Florentine: Let the spirit of Santa Croce sink in over this three-day event hosted by Controradio. “Genius Loci” refers to the soul of a place—and what place has a more distinct one than the Temple of Italian Glories? Organized in two marathon sessions (6pm-midnight September 20 and 21) and one shorter spurt (6-7.30am September 22), the event explores the …

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Voluptuous Panic: Babylon Berlin

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New York Review of Books: “In the streets of Berlin, one is often struck by the momentary insight that someday all this will suddenly burst apart,” observed the critic and journalist Siegfried Kracauer in a 1926 essay on the city’s picture palaces. Because of its fragility, the irreconcilable forces that threatened it, and the apocalyptic air that came to enshroud …

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Venice to separate tourists and locals over busy May Day weekend

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CNN Travel: Venice has come up with a new plan to cope with the huge numbers of visitors that continue to strain its infrastructure: segregating locals and tourists. Ahead of one of the biggest holiday weekends of the year, the Italian city is implementing new measures that will restrict the movement of visitors and turn away some motorists. The extraordinary …

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NYU Admits Most Selective and Most Diverse Class in History

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After reading through more than 75,000 admissions applications for its campuses in New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai (a 12 percent increase over last year, and more than 100 percent increase over 2007), NYU has as of today notified 15,722 prospective students of their acceptance to NYU’s class of 2022. For the first time in NYU history, the initial acceptance …

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10 untranslatable Italian phases we need in English

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Matador: EVERY LANGUAGE has phrases or words that can stump a local when translating to an outsider. Italian has many untranslatable terms that are woven into not only the language but culture, too. If learning Italian, it’s important to know how to use “Mamma mia!” without automatically saying “here we go again” and fill your plate at an “apericena” buffet. Here …

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