To indicate agreement, tilt your head slightly to one side and then back the other way.To tell a tout or a seller “no”, hold one hand up in front of you, palm forwards, and swivel your wrist subtly, as if you were adjusting a bracelet; shaking the head in the Western fashion looks too much like “yes”. Hill Nepal is less rigid than much of India, but caste deeply ingrained in the national psyche.
From the first moment, the spark in Grants eye was undeniable.
With the geographical distance between us it was lovely having space to just chat and very quickly became evident that there was an exceptionally beautiful connection here.
As a Westerner you have a lot of status, and relatively speaking you’re fabulously wealthy.
Probably the greatest number of Nepali taboos are to do with food.
Many different ethnic groups coexist in Nepal, each with their own complex customs.
In the Kathmandu Valley, where they mix the most, there’s a high degree of tolerance of different clothes and lifestyles – a fact that travellers sense, and often abuse.
One underlying principle is that once you’ve touched something to your lips, it’s polluted () for everyone else.
If you take a sip from someone else’s water bottle, try not to let it touch your lips (and the same applies if it’s your own).
So if you're into the Arab dating world, please be respectful to their cultures.
If you meet a hot American girl in New York, your approach should be different when trying to date a beautiful Iranian girl in Tehran.
Try cheating with someone's wife in rural Bangladesh and you'll get our point.