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Old 30th November 2010, 01:07 PM
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Still doesnt answer my question. Its obvious its a non western culture, otherwise I wouldnt have asked.

Any idea which culture it is? I think its great that it (that culture) can show affection that way. In my family we tell each other we love each other even amongst the men, like after a phone call with my brother, I tell him "I love you" but its not very common in the US. Same thing with my male cousins and obviously the females goes without saying.

I remember with a family I stayed with in Mexico, the son (my friend) would tell his dad he loved him and they would hug and kiss before we headed out to the bars. So yeah, different cultures, different customs. Hence the reason for traveling the world, dont you think?
And it's not obvious by looking at the people who are holding hands? You will find that it is usually men from the Indian sub-continent.

I think it's a marvellous thing that some people get out of their homogenised countries. Hopefully that will stop them making assumptions...

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And it's not obvious by looking at the people who are holding hands? You will find that it is usually men from the Indian sub-continent.

I think it's a marvellous thing that some people get out of their homogenised countries. Hopefully that will stop them making assumptions...
Agreed 100%! I love to travel as much as possible. I find I get into serious arguments with people who are close-minded. I had a girlfriend in the US who had never left the US and didnt want to travel outside of the country... she found it intimidating.

When I traveled in Latin America, I spent nights with families who lived in cement houses with dirt floors, no running water, etc... no joke. I think its exhilarating to experience what other parts of the world are like. That being said, I think its also close-minded when people that have traveled a bit more, look down on those that perhaps, dont have the same level of "travel experience" and ask questions which might seem ignorant during the learning / travel process.
Its nice that forums and communities like these exist, where people can exchange their doubts / ideas.

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When I traveled in Latin America, I spent nights with families who lived in cement houses with dirt floors, no running water, etc... no joke.
you are like Dalai Lama! do you have a facebook profile i can "like" ?


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you are like Dalai Lama! do you have a facebook profile i can "like" ?
Sorry man, just a FAN PAGE. Hahahaha. :P
But yeah, its nice to travel and experience different things.

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I usually work pretty late on a thursday... so I prefer the friday night out... the hand holding usually comes muchhhhhhhh later..post a couple of shots...lol

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Nightshadow, most asian cultures are a lot more same-sex affectionate than westerners.

Thais, Indians, Bangladeshi etc it is very common to hold hands/hug etc. It is also common to sit/stand much more closely together than we do in the 'west', kiss on the cheeks etc

You can probably relate to Brazilian men being VERY touchy-feely in comparison to those from the states... (kissing male friends on the cheeks, hugging etc). So its like that, but with even less social stigma..

Its just us westerners that are afraid of showing affection

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Nightshadow, most asian cultures are a lot more same-sex affectionate than westerners.

Thais, Indians, Bangladeshi etc it is very common to hold hands/hug etc. It is also common to sit/stand much more closely together than we do in the 'west', kiss on the cheeks etc

You can probably relate to Brazilian men being VERY touchy-feely in comparison to those from the states... (kissing male friends on the cheeks, hugging etc). So its like that, but with even less social stigma..

Its just us westerners that are afraid of showing affection
It's also fairly common throughout the arab world too, all the way across to Afghanistan and Pakistan, including Iran and obviously the gulf states.

Anyway, what's wrong with a bit of non-sexual man-love?

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It's also fairly common throughout the arab world too, all the way across to Afghanistan and Pakistan, including Iran and obviously the gulf states.

Anyway, what's wrong with a bit of non-sexual man-love?
Yep and 'adult' or teen children often hold their parents hands.. (as opposed to 10+ year old western children who wouldn't be caught dead!)



As I said.. its pretty much only westerners who are afraid of affection.. (after all... homosexuality is as contagious as cooties! lol)

As for weekends... Um.. we travel about once a month (though will cut that back as due for another trip home soon which costs a bomb).
We explore (plenty of Dubai we haven't seen yet)
Movies/drinks/dinner out etc

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As I said.. its pretty much only westerners who are afraid of affection.. (after all... homosexuality is as contagious as cooties! lol)
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you all sound very inviting, i will have to visit dubai just to attend one of these expat meet and greets...!!

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