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How Not To Travel Like An “Ugly American”
It's part of travel's enduring mythology: The American tourist, unable to manage even a few sentences in any language other than English, and oblivious to the culture and traditions of other countries..
The unflattering image of the "Ugly American" is a bit unfair, perhaps, but the "USA Number 1!" attitude persists among many American travelers, and Dean Foster, self-styled master of global etiquette and cross-cultural trainer to the world