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Take a Risk

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 12. Strangers, Places by Sim TumayLeave a Comment

Trusting strangers in a new environment can be very terrifying and intimidating. However, if you don’t trust strangers, how will you ever know what you’re missing out on? Upon arrival in Sydney, my friends and I felt as if we weren’t getting the full “Australian Experience.” Our school was taking us on touristy trips like cruises through the harbor, museums …

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Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 11. Second book, Sydney, Places by Sim Tumay1 Comment

For decades before the European colonizers came to Australia, the aboriginal people tended to the land by living a life of serenity and peace amongst nature. When the Europeans came around, they dehumanized the aboriginal people and disregarded their opinions, beliefs, and ways of life. They were selfish manipulators and took the land for themselves like thieves. They implemented their …

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“The Island Will Sink”: The Reality behind Australia’s Flawed Environment

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 6. First Book, Sydney by Sim Tumay1 Comment

In “The Island Will Sink,” Briohny Doyle presents us with a dystopian future in which the environment is presented as an extremely degraded, doomed place. The most frightening part of the novel is that this degraded dystopian future is not too far away and it feels as if it is approaching within the next couple years or so. Several environmental …

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It All Seems Perfect From the Outside

In 4. Politics, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney by Sim Tumay1 Comment

Growing up, I would’ve never imagined that any place in the world could be as politically corrupt and unjust as the United States of America. However, upon arrival in Sydney, I was surprised to learn more about the political and foreign policies that are prevalent in this distant country. Two issues that are particularly corrupt in Australia is the immigration …