I could not help but meditate further on the "social" aspect. The little social shocks that accumilate to what may later be called a person's familiarity with another culture.
At the Water Front Village event this weekend, which is part of the Portland Rose Festival, those were three major stops for me!
Saudi Guys with wildly long hair lined up for Henna Tattoo in an orderly manner, debating whether to have roses or cartoonic drawings!
* photo blocked for reasons of privacy, and mutawas