The Ugly American and Me

Stars and stripes may be woven into my fabric, but there’s so much more there than red, white, and blue.

Photo: flickr/Fibonacci Blue

During the two and a half years that I lived in Sydney, I heard the same broken record on repeat. Well, actually, make that two broken records.

Nearly every time a local asked what I thought of their city, and I answered…




Confessions of a Travel Junkie: Stories About Places, People, Buildings, and Food

Recommended from Medium

【Travel Japan】5 Reasons Glamping on Mt. Fuji Will Be The New Bonding Activity

Here is what traveling with your Intuition looks like.

Rats eating someone’s puke is a beautiful thing

How to Know If the Slow Travel Movement Is Right for You

Notes on 2020: Could Coronavirus Save The High Street?

Diplomats Have Your Back: From Beirut to Stockholm and Beyond

The Best Drinks at Oga’s Cantina

Star Handyman Aylesbury

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jeremy Helligar

Jeremy Helligar

Brother Son Husband Friend Loner Minimalist World Traveler. Author of “Is It True What They Say About Black Men?” and “Storms in Africa”

More from Medium

How Do You Move On When the Wrong People Think They’re the Real Victim?

When Skin Color Becomes a Passport

Laura Coates’ Just Pursuit seeks a fair legal system for Blacks

NFL’s Hate Practices Help Explain Why It’s So Hard To End US Racism