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Take A Deep Breath, Tash

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Prague by Natasha1 Comment

“Travel is the best way we have of rescuing the humanity of places, and saving them from abstraction and ideology.” -Pico Iyer I love New York. I miss it very much, for the most part: the dynamic energy, the diversity of people, the characters of different neighborhoods. I miss my favorite foods, for sure, and some of the opportunities I …

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A Love like This

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Prague by Erica1 Comment

I have yet to find a love like that of traveling. I once read a quote by my favorite author, Haruki Murakami, that said this: “Anyone who falls in love is searching for a missing piece of themselves. So anyone who’s in love gets sad when they think of their lover.” I never quite understood the feeling Murakami was describing …

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Beyond What is Seen

In The Art of Travel, 1: Awakenings, Prague by Sean OhLeave a Comment

Hello! My name is Sean Oh and I am a sophomore in Gallatin studying International Law and Sustainable Development. I am currently studying aboard in Prague to get a better understanding of Central Europe. This is actually my first time in Europe so I am both very excited and nervous for the semester to come. My concentration is a combination …

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Full of Thanks and Full of Food

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 13. Thanksgiving, Prague by Vivian1 Comment

Despite growing up in a household heavily influenced by Chinese tradition, being an American-born Chinese, I have never missed a year of festive Thanksgiving celebrations. Whether with friends or family, Thanksgiving is a must every year. My family has always spent it together, whether it meant eating at home or going to a neighbor’s house for a huge potluck party. …

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Hello, Stranger

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 12. Strangers, Prague by VivianLeave a Comment

When you live in a foreign country, especially somewhere you barely understand the language (let alone speak it) you tend to settle in a strangely comfortable spot of expecting little to no interaction with strangers. Combine that with a culture where people are much more reserved and tend not to make small talk, you find yourself keeping to yourself most …

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Trespassing Country Borders

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 11. Travails, Prague by VivianLeave a Comment

If you asked people, “what is one thing you want to do before you die?”, quite a number of them would respond with “travel the world”. Which I find particularly interesting especially because the word “travel” is thought to come from the word “travail”, or even a Middle English word meaning torment, labor, or work strenuously.While traveling abroad has been …

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Prague: a City of History, Color…and Lack of Diversity

In The Art of Travel Fall 2017, 14. Tips, Prague by Maria AlejandraLeave a Comment

I would recommend NYU Prague to anyone who is contemplating studying abroad. Although it is getting more exposure in travel blogs and the like, I feel as if Prague is still an unknown city to many. When I told people I was going to Prague, many people had trouble repeating its correct pronunciation. Others asked in what country it is …