Very many in the country it is subordinated to canons and traditional Islamic norms, therefore it is necessary to observe certain rules of behaviour.
Both men, and women are not recommended to put on shorts. Shirts with short sleeves (for men) are permitted.
The woman should not travel one - necessarily together with the man whom it is necessary to represent as the spouse.
The travelling woman should put on, like local, in long, free dressing gown, dress with long sleeves or a skirt.
In Iraq not accepted interested, what religion you profess.
It is possible to ask about health, about children. But not accepted to ask questions about the wife. Any Arab - the Moslem or the Christian - can very take offence. For the Arab the wife is something sacred, sharp-sightedly preserved against extraneous people. Even familiar men have no right to set similar questions, except for cases of a serious illness of the spouse. Then close friends can consult with the husband about its health.
Mosques are available everywhere, but the input in them not to Moslems is not always permitted. If you are not assured, become at an input in a mosque; if it is possible for you, somebody from passing soon will invite you to enter inside.
If want to photograph any picturesque citizen, ask it permissions. To photograph women is not recommended.
Bargaining takes place in free markets, as in the suqs of the Middle East, where prices fluctuate and where the buyers and sellers meet with opposed economic interests.
The prices for all goods destined to tourists are extremely costly, as usual in many developing countries.
Fortunately, the possibility of bargaining is always up.
We usually go to purchase our souvenirs with the idea that items must be very cheap because it is a third world country.
Actually, it shouldn't be that way. Fair commerce is based on a fair rating of manpower, and fair commerce is always apparently expensive.
When you are on to bargaining, please don't forget that if prices seem higher than at home, it is just because many consumer goods you buy in your country are manufactured using scarcely remunerated manpower in third world countries, sometimes even children.
If you happen to buy some item directly to the craftsman or woman, don't be annoyed by paying a little more, you will be rating his work in a more approximate way to what it deserves.
Of course, you are bargaining. And not because of what many guidebooks say about courtesy toward the seller.
The question is that, if you don't bargain at all, you will be promoting the practice exercised by many retailers of rising the prices every day while they check that buyers keep on bearing with it.
This price rise does not result in any profit for the country's economy, just for the retailer's, since most of the items you will buy are industrially produced and the increase in the profit margin does not necessarily revert to the manufacturer.
Start offering 50% of what you are willing to pay and do not look very enthusiastic.
Hospitality is inherent in all Muslim people. In Iraq very hospitable and kind people. Lodging for the night and meal to you will offer absolutely without self-interest.
AIRPORTS OF IRAQ
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