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Tips for Temporary Sydneysiders

In The Art of Travel, 14. Tips, Sydney by Brianna1 Comment

So if you’re looking to study in Sydney next semester here’s a couple dos and don’ts. Do take Dr. Anna Westbrook’s Creative Writing class. It will be a calm and relaxing experience that by the end of the semester will have even the most cynical writer believing that they deserve to be published. Anna is an amazing professor and a …

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Guide to surviving Australia if the snakes, spiders, and sharks don’t get you first

In The Art of Travel, 14. Tips, Sydney by KD Harbeck2 Comments

Well… umm… Tips? The semester is wrapping up and I have no idea but that is okay. I went to Australia completely unprepared (disregarding all of New York University’s pre-semester abroad tips. Whoops, Sorry) but have had a great time and anyone who has the opportunity should go for it! I guess one piece of advice would actually contradict with …

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The Girl Who Blogs During the Ballet

In The Art of Travel, 13. Third person, Sydney by Brianna1 Comment

You know, I thought I saw it all, but nothing can describe this. “Hey, mate, whatcha doing there?” “Blogging,” she replies, “I’m two weeks late on a blog post for my online class.” “But, here?” “I don’t see why not,” she responds, “It’s not like I’m doing anything. I have twenty minutes until they’re back on stage.” Brianna is truly …

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Hey Laura

In The Art of Travel, 12. Strangers, Sydney by Brianna1 Comment

“Hey Laura!” “What’s good mate?” “I was wondering if it’s too late for me to sign up for the NRL game?” “Ah, you just missed it. Didn’t you read the email?” Laura looks to the frat boy, pestering her once again. Blond hair swept in low carefree ponytail, Laura looks up from behind the monitor. Student Life Assistant by day, …

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Aboriginal Atrocities

In The Art of Travel, 10. Books (2), Sydney by Brianna1 Comment

The film adaption of Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence was recommended to me by several of my professors. So when I saw it on the suggested reading list, I figured why not. After choosing  to read Tracks by Robyn Davidson for my first travel book this semester, I was eager this time around to explore an Aboriginal point of view. Doris Pilkington in Follow the …

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I’m not homesick

In The Art of Travel, 11. Travails, Sydney by Brianna1 Comment

I’m not homesick but I’m sick of not being home. This entire trip was supposed to be an experiment in self discovery. I was supposed to literally move 10,000 miles away, see who I was extraneous to it all, and come back and see how I then fit in. I was supposed to return changed. Home was supposed to stay …

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The Spider: 2017

In The Art of Travel, 9. Art & Place, Sydney by KD Harbeck0 Comments

Art has always been a touchy subject for me. I have never really been “into” art. When I think of art I think of paintings and drawings, something I have a hard time to appreciate. While I can look at an old painting and just wonder, “Wow, that takes some skill I could not do that” or “Hmm that’s pretty.” …