Local Customs

It is worth noting that some countries have customs that may be very different from those in western society and it is important not to inadvertently cause offence. Typically Muslim countries require women to cover up more than in the UK and the wearing of short trousers above the knee or shirts that expose the shoulders may be frowned upon. Travel guides such as those produced by Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/guidebooks ) can offer more up-to-date advice.