Still on Flores
I don't know exactly when it happened but some day, many miles ago, polite curiosity mysteriously disappeared.
Now we have this. If you stop for gas (or anything else) people gather around and gapingly stare.
Then they start taking pictures. None of the polite distance or international standard gesturing of "mind if I take your photo". Just walk up, stick the camera in your face without acknowledging you, then walk away. Sometimes they start touching. I want to shout at these people. I've tried. It's pointless though. They don't understand why you are upset, it just draws more attention. I tried to stick my camera in their face as a sign of the obvious rudeness of it but they didn't get that either.