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Alexandra E. Petri

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Alexandra is a New York native with a global soul. She's a 20-something traveler who's lived in five countries, backpacked through more than 30 countries and once had her photo appear on the front page of a newspaper in India. Her most prized possession is a necklace that she never takes off. Alexandra doesn't just write stories; she is a story. Follow Alexandra's adventures on her Facebook page, The Write Way Around.

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How to piss off a Brooklyn native

How the concept of home changes as you travel

42 signs you’ve been in Australia too long

17 things New Yorkers are better at than anyone else

12 things you’ll learn while dating an Australian

9 things people say when they hear you’re from NYC

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