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The Struggle Travels in My Suitcase

In London, Travail, The Art of Travel Spring 2015 by Michael Frazier6 Comments

I should have saved my post for spring break for this week—haha—but netherless I have plenty of struggles to share. I think the most burdensome struggles I’ve had to face was my travel bookings and the subsequent financial strains. By the time I return to the states, I will have traveled to eight countries, including England (currently writing this from …

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The Only Thing “Strange” is the Way We’re Viewed

In London, Strangers, The Art of Travel Spring 2015 by Michael Frazier6 Comments

In the past week I have encountered many “strangers” and have been regarded as a stranger myself. It was spring break for NYU London this past week and I decided I was going to go backpacking on my own through Athens, Greece and Interlaken/Bern, Switzerland. Being on my own, and encountering new people, has really shaped how I view myself …

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British People For Dummies

In London, Books-2, The Art of Travel Spring 2015 by Kerry Candeloro1 Comment

American New York Times journalist Sarah Lyall begins The Anglo Files: A Field Guide to the British with a David Letterman-esque “Top Ten” list about the top ten signs that she had finally adjusted to living in Britain after marrying her English husband Robert. Lyall’s book is like a crash course in the British psyche, delving into everything from Mrs. Thatcher to hedgehogs and how …