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Learning about Living

In Prague, Art of Travel Spring 2016, Tips by Phoebe WalshLeave a Comment

Tips on studying abroad: Pack smart. Bring clothes and shoes that you will actually wear and limit yourself. You’re going to buy things there. Carrying around three large suitcases is difficult and you look pretentious. Spend time with your suitemates. Ask to sit on their beds. Talk about how surprisingly good the bread on this pre-made store-bought sandwich is. Bond. Don’t be …

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In Books (1), Prague, Art of Travel Spring 2016 by Phoebe WalshLeave a Comment

Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being taps into the philosophical and internal human struggle between lightness and heaviness. Set in the years surrounding the infamous Prague Spring—a historic moment when the Czech Republic’s first wave of brutal and violent Communism attempted to rebrand with a “human face” in 1968—the novel tells the story of Tomas, a Czech surgeon and …

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another piece about coffee

In Routine, Prague, Art of Travel Spring 2016 by Phoebe Walsh1 Comment

I have always been a creature of habit with a routine for every part of my day. My days in New York had coffee routines, meal routines, last-minute-homework routines, and leave-for-work routines, to name a few. Coffee routines were the most important; Mondays and Wednesdays were four-shot Americanos before my 9:30 class, another round before my 3:30 class, and maybe …

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The Anxiety of Arriving

In Prague by Phoebe Walsh2 Comments

My name is Phoebe. I’m a sophomore in Gallatin, and I would be lying if I said that I hadn’t thought numerous times about canceling my study abroad trip, only dissuaded by the expensive plane tickets already bought and the courses in New York already closed for registration. Fall semester was plagued by constant reminders that my friends and I …