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Time Gone By, Time to Come

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Paris by Saransh1 Comment

Spatially and spiritually, Paris begs its inhabitants to reflect and ruminate in their surroundings. New York, conversely, is perpetually in motion, encouraging its citizens to strive for growth and velocity in both a quotidian and metaphorical sense. “Giovanni’s Room” by James Baldwin, released in 1956, explores this dichotomy through the vessel of a complex and deeply emotive romantic tragedy. The …

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Hemingway’s Paris in 2018

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Paris by Amy1 Comment

If I were to write like Hemingway, I would start with this cafe. Small, dark eyes are watching me from above and below, with heads bobbing back and forth. They are all waiting for the same thing, maybe a piece of bread or cheese to fall off my plate, and in anticipation they anxiously shuffle around with grey and purple …

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A Moveable Feast

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Paris by Tessa1 Comment

One of the first things that comes to mind for me when I think of Paris is art, cuisine, and literature.  The Louvre stands as one of, if not, the greatest museum in the world.  Filled with art, architecture, and history that spans thousands and thousands of years, it makes a name for Paris as a cultural center for art.  …

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The Wall Jumper

In Berlin, The Art of Travel, 6. First Book by Gillian2 Comments

Every single day, I bike over where the Berlin Wall once stood. A wall that from 1961 to 1989 divided loved ones from each other, a wall that broke Berliners’ sense of home, that created two foreign cultures out of and in the same city, a wall that has forever shaped Berlin’s history and culture. And in 2018, I am …

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Fried Eggs with Chopsticks

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Shanghai by KD1 Comment

For the first book I read Fried Eggs with Chopsticks: One Woman’s Hilarious Adventure into a Country and a Culture Not Her Own by Polly Evans. Many of Evans’s adventures relate to the future travel post “Bubbles” but I think her trip a Chinese massage parlor is one of my favorites. Briefly, Evans’s is sick and the Chinese medicine (jasmine …

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The Moveable Feast that is Paris

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Paris by Jaxx2 Comments

Though I have only been in Paris for a month, I can already tell that Ernest Hemingway’s depiction of the city in his sorta-memoir A Moveable Feast is still accurate. I’ve written about this in past posts, but Paris is a slow city. Throughout the book, Hemingway sits at various cafes eating and drinking and sitting and writing, at least when he’s …