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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…




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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”

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