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7 Things I Learned From Studying Abroad in Prague

In Prague by Angel2 Comments

With the semester coming to an end, it’s interesting to reflect back on what my expectations were pre-departure, and how much things have changed and how much I’ve learned. In addition, with friends back in New York finding out about their results and messaging me for advice, I thought it’d only be fitting to lay this out like a Buzzfeed …

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Siesta Time

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Borders by AngelLeave a Comment

“I can’t wait to go to Barcelona, I love Spanish time.” “Spanish time? Isn’t it the same time zone as Prague?” “Yeah, but their schedules are different. They have siesta time after lunch and they don’t usually eat dinner until 10 PM.” That was the first time I had heard about the concept of siesta time. In my head, I …

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Quiet Hours

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Open by Angel1 Comment

There’s this concept in Prague called quiet hours and it takes place from 10 PM to 8 AM. Upon my first arrival to Prague, I had thought this was a rule implemented by NYU, as every dorm back in NYU followed similar regulations of quiet hours. It was just a clever cover up to prevent us college students from being …

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Burdens in Life

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In Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being, we see how both Kundera and the main character, Tomas, deal with the struggle between lightness and burdens. Kundera believes that “the heaviest of burdens crushes [man], [they] sink beneath it, it pins [them] to the ground.” A man with burdens is heavy, and “the heavier the burden, the closer [their] lives …

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Central WHAT Station??

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Mishap by Angel3 Comments

First things first, I’m a control freak when it comes to traveling. I hate stressing out about catching flights and luggage requirements, so I usually just travel with a giant backpack. I’d rather spend an hour doing nothing at the airport than running through security checks to my gates (which, I’m sad to admit, I had to do plenty of …

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Don’t Imagine It, See It

In Prague by Angel1 Comment

One of the most common questions I asked juniors and seniors who had studied abroad before me was, “What were some of your favorite places?” or “Where do you recommend?”, just so I could start getting a basic idea of all the cities I wanted to visit. However, after coming abroad myself and being asked the same question, I realized …

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The Descent

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Exercises in style by Angel2 Comments

Warning: Following narratives contain many “Dude’s”, “Yo’s”, unwritten curses, and other slang commonly found in the average male’s vocabulary. Narratives include actual conversations during the course of these events.   PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK – 10:30 AM Alex, Brian, Angel, and friends find a dark cave off the side of the trail. They peer inside, and decide that it would …

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Travel 1.5

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Travel 2.0 by Angel1 Comment

When it comes to Travel 2.0, I am both as reliant on the internet and social media as I am independent. It’s a weird mixture, I will admit. I’m often the one in my friend group who plans trips, and when it comes to planning and booking trips, my internet browser is crammed with tabs – Skyscanner, Kayak, Air BnB, …

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Off The Beaten Track

In Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague, Books (1) by Angel1 Comment

Prague… as Blazej, the tourguide in Prague, My Love: An Unusual Guide Book to the Hidden Corners of Prague by Hilary A. James and Jiri P. Musil, said himself, “[Prague is] the crossroads between communism and something different.” I think that this statement is definitely a recurring theme throughout the city of Prague. Of all the European cities, there is …

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Tuesdays are the New Mondays

In Prague by Angel1 Comment

7:25 Oh great, Tuesdays I groggily get out of bed, moving about my daily morning routine without trying to wake up my sleeping roommates. Brush my teeth, wash my face, put on contacts, the usual. Then, I make myself some breakfast. Also the same thing every day – yogurt with honey, granola, and bananas. Eat breakfast, scroll through my phone, …

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The Polar Express

In Observing, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague by AngelLeave a Comment

Whoosh whoosh You hear the rumble of the train as it travels over miles and miles, with the occasional disruption by another train as it speeds past in the opposite direction. The sound of ski pants rubbing against each other as passengers walk past to get to their seats. There’s friendly chattering and hearty laughter by the group sitting at …

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Off to a Rough Start

In Arrival, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Prague by Angel1 Comment

Hey y’all! Or should I say dobry’ den! I’m currently a Sophomore studying abroad in the beautiful (and inexpensive) city of Prague. I like to think of myself as an adventurous person, but this is actually the first time I’ve been to Europe so I’m super excited to be here. It’s part of the reason why I picked Prague over …