PREPARING FOR AN URBAN WALKING LECTURE
Walking lectures in urban settings are a defining feature of Bailly’s classes. You will learn the history of a city by retracing the steps of the figures that created the very history you are studying. It is recommended you prepare in the following manner.
You should wear comfortable clothes with high-quality walking shoes. Walking lectures can cover a distance of anywhere from five to ten miles. Leggings, a hat, and sneakers are optimal. Read more on Travel Advice: Attire
It is recommended you bring a satchel or small backpack. You’ll need something to store your water bottle, snack, and possibly an anorak (check weather). If you’re planning to store something valuable in it, make sure it has a zipper.
Bailly is inseparable from his The North Face Cross Body Bag.
Be ready. We walk a lot. Travel Advice: Fitness
You do not want your phone to die on you while we are out. Without your phone, you won’t be able to communicate with the group nor will you be able to use your phone as a GPS for directions. And you won’t be able to take photos either.
An urban lecture is in a city. Streets are dirty. You should not wear sandals: your feet will be dirty and you’ll probably get blisters. You should wear comfortable walking does.
Sometimes class is unpredictable and we run over our scheduled time for lunch. Or you just get hungry. You should always have a small snack. Fruits and/or an energy bar are excellent for this.
Bailly loves an apple and a Clif Bar.
Just because you’re in a city, it doesn’t mean the sun won’t find you and turn you into a lobster.
Bailly uses La Roche Posay.
Under no circumstances should students come to class without a water bottle. “Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Drinking water can prevent dehydration, a condition that can cause unclear thinking, result in mood change, cause your body to overheat, and lead to constipation and kidney stones.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Bailly uses the YETI Rambler 18 oz Bottle
Students should always check the weather prior to coming to class and plan accordingly. Only in extreme weather situations will class be cancelled.
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John William Bailly 30 August 2022
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