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For Farrah the Fahrrad

In Berlin, 2. Wayfinding, The Art of Travel by Gillian1 Comment

This first full week in Berlin has truly been spectacular; the friendships that had only begun to form last week have officially grown out of the welcome week getting-to-know-you stage and have evolved into real relationships, each and every one of my classes has exceeded my expectations, and I have begun to think of Berlin as a legitimate home, maybe …

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Spatial and Sensory Connections

In Berlin, 2. Wayfinding, The Art of Travel by Cara2 Comments

As I find myself stumbling upon restaurants, shops, and parks in different neighborhoods throughout Berlin, I am desperately trying to orient myself. Berlin is compiled of twelve different districts, each with a unique personality and feel. I am constantly asking friends or checking maps on my phone to situate myself and determine which neighborhood I am in. I am ingrained …

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Something Good

In Berlin, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 15. Farewells by Havana Liu2 Comments

What a truly strange thing it is to say goodbye to Something. Something cannot reply with a “farewell”, “see you soon”, or an “I will miss you”. Something cannot give a hug and wish for your safe travels. Something cannot even wave. In saying goodbye to Something, we are left with our inferences, our interpretations and perhaps our intentions. Something …

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Tips

In Berlin, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 14. Tips, Places by Arjun2 Comments

Go to Berlin. All my friends who have come here to visit say the same things: that Berlin has some sort of magical vibe about it, some sort of freeing feeling coursing through it. There’s so much room to do things, which may be exclusively a New Yorker’s reaction, but I realize now that having space to explore and create …

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Freud, the Aeneid, and Film

In Berlin, The Art of Travel Spring 2018, 13. Free topic, Places by ArjunLeave a Comment

This week, I’d like to relate my studies here in Berlin to some of the topics that I want to explore in my Gallatin rationale, specifically reevaluating The Aeneid by Virgil. The most intellectually enriching class I’ve been taking here is German Intellectual Tradition: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, because I’ve been wanting to learn more about these thinkers for quite …