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Travel Tales: The Hell Train to Hampi

You know how Americans often tell you that frat parties are almost exactly the way they are depicted in movies? Well, the same goes for general class traveling by train in India, minus the people on the roof (in this case). None of the us had ever been on an …

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Travel Diaries: The One That (Nearly) Got Away

Let me start off by saying that as much as I love the water, I have never spent much time on boats. My father was a sailor, I quit lessons when I was 6 because the life jackets chafed. My uncle owned a pontoon boat, I fell off it and …

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Australian Fashion Designers Took on NYFW

New York Fashion Week (NYFW), is the beginning of the fashion calendar and sets the bar for the rest of the year in fashion. With designers showcasing AW16 collections, the pressure was on to deliver and our Australian designers came through! Tome left the audience in awe, capturing the hearts of …

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Interview: Run Forest, Run… (A Chat With RunSoc)

Blitz caught up with Daniel from RunSoc, UNSW’s Campus Runners, just in time for the Festival of Sport. Can you tell us about RunSoc? RunSoc started in 2015 when our founder Steven realised that a recreational running club didn’t exist after mistaking the Running Man Society (Korean Variety Show) for one. We want …

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Dear Agony Aunt…The Hipster Edition

According to the Bible of the Twenty-First Century, Urban Dictionary, a hipster is a subculture that values independent thinking, counter-culture, being progressive and rebellious, an appreciation of indie-rock and indie films, creativity, intelligence and witty banter.

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Be Single, Not Lonely: A Warm Welcome

When you think of a young, single male you can’t help but think of a casanova with his large harem of women and even larger list of suitors. Think Hank Moody in Californication; Entourage’s Vincent Chase; or Harvey Specter in Suits. Alas, I am all of the above, sans the …

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Eddie Eats: RivaReno Gelato

In January 2016, my family and I were taking a walking tour of Florence. I was hungry and couldn’t keep my eyes off the ice cream displays we passed. Mounds of ice cream were colourful with fruit and calling my name. When our guide saw me salivating, he turned and …

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How To Survive An Exercise Regime In The Summer Heat

Sun’s out thighs out. Summer has rolled in and that means some people are taking advantage of the warm weather to venture outside for a run, so that they can show off their stunning figures at the beach. Maybe you’re like me and struggling to keep an ongoing exercise regime this summer because …

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IND-I-Y: Is It Death Cab for Indie Music?

When I was just around the curb of 11 years old, I watched a movie called ‘Juno’ and it changed my life forever. That sounds dramatic come to think about it now, but there was something alluring about the main character. Not because she was 16 and pregnant, but because she …

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Summer of Sport – Things We Learned

Well, it’s been a crazy Summer of sport these past few months. Breaking news and big stories seemed to dominate Facebook feeds, evening news bulletins and newspaper stands everywhere (you kids still read those things, right?). Now, put any sport in front of me and I’ll be drawn to it …

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Travel Tales: On Top of the World With Mount Everest

Someone once told me there are two types of fun. Type 1 is the kind of fun where you get instant satisfaction, and look back on with even greater satisfaction. Type 2 is usually not as instantly rewarding. It’s the kind you have mixed feelings about during, yet look back …

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Riding a Camel, Star Wars and Other Feels From My Trip to Morocco

When I found out that I was going to Morocco, I told everyone that I was going to somewhere in the Middle East. For those of you reading right now thinking,‘Well, isn’t it?’ No it’s NOT. It’s in North Africa, right below Spain and beside Algeria. It’s a common misconception, seeing that …

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Blitz Debates (O-Week 2016): Winter vs Summer

Winter Outfit repeating. Hot tea. Netflix. These are a few of my favourite things. And you know what makes these things even better? Winter. What better season than winter to snuggle in your onesie watching Netflix while sipping tea? Steaming coffee and beer battered wedges from the Whitehouse are just …

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The Summer Bucket List – 20 Things To Keep You Busy This Summer!

With a few months of no assessments, no exams and (hopefully!) no stress, it’s time for a much-needed break. However, unless you’re attending summer school (good luck!) or travelling somewhere (take me with you?!), those summer months can drag on with nothing to do. Here are some suggestions in case you …

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How to Not be a Toolie

This article is part of a sponsored travel segment produced by Compare Travel Insurance. Whether it’s crashing the festivities of schoolies week or simply bringing out your true bogan whilst abroad, the verdict is clear: there’s nothing cool about being a tool. Compareinsurance.com.au brings you their top ‘anti-toolie’ travel tips. Toolie …

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Poshpacking Around the World

This article is part of a sponsored travel segment produced by Compare Travel Insurance. Are you more Hilton hippy than skint sightseer? Comparetravelinsurance.com.au helps you discover the travel trend that puts the bling into backpacking. High-end Hostels Gone are the days of slumming it in less than pristine accommodation. Today’s glampackers …

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Exchange Diaries: Spain

Blitz caught up with UNSW Media student Katie Rorison to find out about studying abroad in Seville, Spain. Why did you decide on Seville for exchange? For the short course I wanted to do through UNSW Global Education, which was learning Spanish for four weeks, there were two choices: Mexico …

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Exchange Diaries: Germany

Blitz tracked down UNSW Arts/Law student, Oliver Moore, to get the latest on studying abroad at Humboldt University in Germany. Why did you decide on Berlin for exchange? Berlin has a (highly justified) reputation for being a cheap and entertaining city for students. It is also close to so much …

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Exchange Diaries: Utrecht

Blitz tracked down UNSW student, Ben King, to get the latest on studying abroad in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Why did you decide on Utrecht for exchange? To be honest, the decision to go to Utrecht was rather spontaneous and spurred by recommendations from friends and a fast approaching deadline. That …

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Crossing the Nullarbor

No matter how you spent your holidays, we’re willing to bet you didn’t ride over 1000 km by bike while creating a world record, making a film and raising funds for charity along the way. UNSW Fine Arts/Education student Sophie Bligh tells Blitz about her journey across the Nullarbor Plain. A …

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World’s Most Terrifying Tourist Spots

This article is part of a sponsored travel segment produced by Compare Travel Insurance. Do you consider yourself a daredevil drifter? If you’d dangle off a perilous precipice for the perfect selfie you’re in luck. The folks at Comparetravelinsurance.com.au have compiled a bone-chilling bucket list purely for the very bravest of …

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Things More Likely To Kill You Than A Plane Crash

As of late, the world has had its fair share of missing planes and aviation disasters. So it’s understandable if you are becoming more anxious about flying. But just how dangerous is flying really? Statistically plane travel is not really dangerous at all. Every year 3.5 billion people will take …

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Stupid Cupid – How To Have A Romantic Holiday With Your Lover

Sure, being whisked away by your partner for a giddy getaway is the perfect way to reignite the passion with your loved one for any special occasion or anniversary. But there’s nothing romantic about food poisoning, a day in hospital or being stranded at the airport – or, worse still, …

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The Travel Tips You Shouldn’t Take

People (read: parents) are always throwing around know-it-all advice when it comes to travel. Many of these people are older, have watched the movie Hostel too many times and assume that travel means you’re likely to make friends with an attractive local right before disappearing, never to be seen again. …

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First Class Holiday Destinations On Cattle Class Budgets

As a students, we don’t exactly have a huge disposable income to take off overseas at a whim. Heck affording three square meals a day can sometimes be a struggle. Life is spent living thriftily while working a part-time job or relying on “study benefits”. But there’s so much more …

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