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An ugly American abroad?

While looking around various travel blogs last week I came across a post on the Huffington Post titled, "7 Signs You're an Ugly American". Naturally, I had to click. Some points I understand or even agree with, others baffle me a bit.  

The 'Ugly American' stereotype, for those unaware, refers to the terrible attitude of all Americans abroad. Ethnocentrism being one of the most prominent. The general idea is that the "Ugly American" seems to expect the country they visit to be the same as the USA or accommodate their home lifestyle.

According to the article the 7 signs are:
AttireEnglish onlyComplaining about portionsDemanding to know the price in dollarsExcessive patriotismTrying to recreate America abroadOver packing I'm only going to touch on a couple of them for today.