Get a room! In Mexico, I thought this often as I saw young couples in the park, hands rubbing on each other, tongues probing the inner reaches of each other’s mouths. There is a lot of PDA, or public displays of affection, going on in Mexico. It is a passionate country.
In addition to the kissing, there is a lot of hand-holding, canoodling, and hugging. Also, you see families holding and hugging in public, which is quite sweet and nice, I guess, if you like to hug and stuff. I am not from a hugging family, so it is a bit odd.
This is in sharp contrast to Indonesia and India, two places I recently traveled, where you almost never see men and women engage in PDA. Touching in public is taboo. There is a saying in India that you can piss in public, but you can’t kiss in public.
All across Mexico, I found myself taking photos of these tender moments, though I was often too embarrassed or dumbstruck to try and photograph some of the semi-pornographic activities I saw. There are limits to my voyeurism, it seems.
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1. Tell me where you are from.
2. What are the PDA customs there?
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