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A Farewell

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 15. Farewells by Annabel1 Comment

My feelings about going home have made a complete 180 from pure excitement to nervousness in the past week. After coming home from my spring break trip in Bali and Thailand, I felt absolutely finished with my abroad. Not only was I exhausted, I was questioning whether I’m even somebody who likes to travel, and if I should’ve stayed home …

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Tips for those venturing abroad

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 14. Tips by Annabel1 Comment

Looking back on my semester abroad, there’s not much I regret. Rather than dwell on what should’ve been, I truly appreciate every inconvenient experience and how they’ve contributed to enhancing my growth this semester. What I do look back and wish I’d done was ask for more advice before coming here to Austrailia. I consider myself a pretty independent person, …

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The Hourglass

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 13. Free topic by Brennan1 Comment

Being content in the present is surprisingly difficult. I’ve tried everything: guided meditation apps, breathing techniques, simply trying to feel grounded in place and time. However, without constant conscious awareness (which is virtually impossible), moments slip by like the sand running through an hourglass. Each granule of sand––each moment––drops away and before long, an entire sand dune has accumulated. This …

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My Advice to You

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 14. Tips by Eliana1 Comment

Back in September when I was thinking about where I wanted to study abroad, Sydney originally didn’t even make it into my top 3 options. I had alway envisioned studying somewhere in Europe, and Australia seemed like the farthest place on Earth. About a week before sending in my application, my mom called me urgently. “Don’t go to Paris”, she …

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Strangers

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 12. Strangers by AnnabelLeave a Comment

Sydney has many strengths, but one of it best is the friendliness. In a stark contrast from the cold nature of New York locals, the people in Sydney approachable and helpful on a large scale. There are sometimes when this behavior actually throws me off. Obviously in foreign environment your bound to find yourself i stressful and unfamiliar situations, but …

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Same old is the good old

In The Art of Travel Spring 2018, Sydney, 13. Free topic, Places by Sasha3 Comments

Australian coffee is strange. At home, I’m used to drip coffees and cold brew, but here, espresso drinks dominate. The coffees are also tiny—an Australian large is barely an American small. Still, there’s something about the strength of Australian coffee that I love: it’s bold, bodied, and distinctive. I get my coffee from the same cafe every morning. It’s on …