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Subject:  Re: OT: Thoughts on a new board: Future Expats Date:  3/20/2019  8:53 PM
Author:  inparadise Number:  92548 of 104799

One of our Costa Rican tour guides, when asked about American expats, simply said “Too many!”

Would have loved to ask why he felt that way. Though in truth, I have some idea. The American tourist abroad has a valid reputation of being loud and flashy, opinionated. Wherever I was people were surprised to find I was American, because I understood how to be part of the culture and blend in. My languages obviously did not hurt. Can't tell you how many times I found myself apologizing for my fellow American's behavior.

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