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Journal Entry # 2 – Gabriela

September 11, 2008

I don’t consider touching others a lack of respect, because here in Brazil, it’s natural to shake hands, kiss, it’s our culture. I think it’s weird the Americans have this personal space, this distante between one of eachother, because they don’t have this close relationship, they don’t interact like we, brazilians do.

Rick: What are you suggesting Americans do when they come live here in Brazil? Allow people to touch them even if such behavior would go against their own sets of beliefs? Are you suggesting that I start allowing people to touch me just because I am living here in Brazil?

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