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A Farewell

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 15. Farewells by Annabel1 Comment

My feelings about going home have made a complete 180 from pure excitement to nervousness in the past week. After coming home from my spring break trip in Bali and Thailand, I felt absolutely finished with my abroad. Not only was I exhausted, I was questioning whether I’m even somebody who likes to travel, and if I should’ve stayed home …

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Tips for those venturing abroad

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 14. Tips by Annabel1 Comment

Looking back on my semester abroad, there’s not much I regret. Rather than dwell on what should’ve been, I truly appreciate every inconvenient experience and how they’ve contributed to enhancing my growth this semester. What I do look back and wish I’d done was ask for more advice before coming here to Austrailia. I consider myself a pretty independent person, …

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Strangers

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 12. Strangers by AnnabelLeave a Comment

Sydney has many strengths, but one of it best is the friendliness. In a stark contrast from the cold nature of New York locals, the people in Sydney approachable and helpful on a large scale. There are sometimes when this behavior actually throws me off. Obviously in foreign environment your bound to find yourself i stressful and unfamiliar situations, but …

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Paradise Lost

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 9. Troubles, Sydney by Annabel1 Comment

Traveling is all about learning and growing from the obstacles presented. Without a few misadventures, a journey doesn’t teach you all that it can. This is the mantra that I’ve hysterically repeated in my head to avoid completely breaking down when faced with the many issues I’ve experienced while traveling this semester. It’s really easy to want to just throw …

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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 6. First Book, Sydney by AnnabelLeave a Comment

I believe that in order for anyone traveling to Australia to gain a full understanding of this country’s history and the experiences of its Indigenous people, they should become familiar with a story like ‘Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.’ The story takes place in the 1930s and follows three mixed Aboriginal girls that face the very common fate of being forcibly …