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Apr 30, 2018

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An overheard conversation between two American students in Rome causes Katy to reflect on the idea of pretension. Why do some expats—even those who have only lived in a place for a few months—tend to feel superior to tourists whose experiences are necessarily more superficial? And does it follow that long-term expats feel superior to short-term expats? We muse on unintentional pretension, and what we can do to stop ourselves from falling into the trap of becoming an expat-snob.

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