Monday, December 21, 2015

10 Ways to Spot an American Abroad: Note for a lecture, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United"

Garrett Steele,

Being Americans, we think we're pretty awesome. Across the globe, not everyone will agree with that sentiment, however. If you don't want to stick out like a sore thumb, try to avoid these stereotypical aspects of an average American traveler.

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10. Fanny Packs [JB - see above link for remaining items

Americans don't actually wear fanny packs in the states. For some reason, though, they become a crucial part of the ensemble when we go overseas. Maybe it's the articles we read telling us to watch our wallet. Maybe we don't know what to do with our stuff when we don't have our SUV to cart it all around in. Whatever the reason, here we are. (You might also want to check your white socks, gym shoes, shorts, and baseball caps.) 

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