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Things not to do in SYRIA!

Old Dec 25th 2009, 6:13 pm
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When you visit Syria REMEMBER THESE THINGS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED AS "INSULTING":
-ENTERING MOSQUES WEARING SHOES .
-IMMODESTLY DRESSING.
- EXPOSING THE SOLES OF ONE'S FEET TOWARD A FACE OF SOMEONE .
THESE BEHAVIOURS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR SOME REASON.
REMEMBER ALSO NOT TO EXPRESS DISRESPECT FOR ISLAM.
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Old Dec 25th 2009, 6:24 pm
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This of course is basic manners in the middle east, hardly something the members here need telling.
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Old Dec 25th 2009, 6:26 pm
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I find pointing the soles of one's feet to someone rude anyway.
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Originally Posted by graham_s View Post
This of course is basic manners in the middle east, hardly something the members here need telling.
exactly...but sara seems to have a bit of a bee in her bonnet, which is perhaps why she is shouting...

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Originally Posted by sara dalon View Post
When you visit Syria REMEMBER THESE THINGS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED AS "INSULTING":
-ENTERING MOSQUES WEARING SHOES .
-IMMODESTLY DRESSING.
- EXPOSING THE SOLES OF ONE'S FEET TOWARD A FACE OF SOMEONE .
THESE BEHAVIOURS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR SOME REASON.
REMEMBER ALSO NOT TO EXPRESS DISRESPECT FOR ISLAM.

Oh, so I cant take off my Louboutins and let some random person inspect the soles of my feet???
Darn...I was so looking forward to that....
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Old Dec 25th 2009, 7:38 pm
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
exactly...but sara seems to have a bit of a bee in her bonnet, which is perhaps why she is shouting...

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Not exactly, but I had a problem with"Caps Lock"
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C'mon Syria (except Damascus Airport) is absolutely fine and welcoming - there is no need for pre planned o.t.t . excessive patronising politeness. It is more relaxed than UAE. The people are nice and the beer is adequate...

More importantly Happy Xmas, and by now for many; Happy Boxing Day.!
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Originally Posted by sara dalon View Post
Not exactly, but I had a problem with"Caps Lock"
hahahaha...ok, will let you off this once...

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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
I find pointing the soles of one's feet to someone rude anyway.
Please explain why.
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Originally Posted by sara dalon View Post
When you visit Syria REMEMBER THESE THINGS WHICH ARE CONSIDERED AS "INSULTING":
-ENTERING MOSQUES WEARING SHOES .
-IMMODESTLY DRESSING.
- EXPOSING THE SOLES OF ONE'S FEET TOWARD A FACE OF SOMEONE .
THESE BEHAVIOURS ARE NOT ACCEPTED FOR SOME REASON.
REMEMBER ALSO NOT TO EXPRESS DISRESPECT FOR ISLAM.

I like your posts more in poem form. Perhaps you could try this as a Haiku?
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
Please explain why.
I'm not sure...I just don't like it.
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Old Dec 26th 2009, 4:10 pm
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Originally Posted by Sally Redux View Post
I'm not sure...I just don't like it.
i'm with you there doll...in fact, to be honest, i just don't like (mens) feet in general...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
i'm with you there doll...in fact, to be honest, i just don't like (mens) feet in general...

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as opposed to womens feet which are deformed from years of wearing ill-fitting but fashionable shoes
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
Please explain why.
Same reason why you shouldn't point: just because.
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after going there on a business trip in 2007 I would say don't do anything there - ie dont go
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