In the Muslim world, it is not customary for a woman to travel alone, so you need to be careful about local customs. Many Muslim countries remain very conservative in their traditions, and any foreign woman must follow the established rules and observe etiquette. This is not only a manifestation of respect for the local culture, but also ensuring your safety. Below are some tips for traveling women who can help avoid uncomfortable or even dangerous situations, as well as get better introduced and learn about the local culture.
1. Choose the right clothes
In addition to the Mediterranean resorts in Turkey and the Red Sea in Egypt, it is recommended to follow a more conservative dress code. You can forget about shorts and tops, as well as miniskirts and any tight-fitting clothes. Continue reading
Pilgrimage, or a trip with religious purposes, is one of the oldest forms of tourism, which has deep historical roots. One of the first tourists was the medieval pilgrims.
Religious travel has three main goals.
The first – and the most common – visit to iconic places for this religion. Believers go or go to places where legendary, significant events took place or are happening: a lot of pilgrims from time immemorial come to Mecca, Jerusalem, to Calvary, to Orthodox churches, the Vatican, large Buddhist temples.
Even in the Middle Ages, people believed that in such “centers of faith” their prayers were especially effective. Continue reading