My friends frequently ask questions about my wardrobe here in Qatar. There tend to be some misconceptions regarding what the general population wears. For instance, I am repeatedly asked if I must wear a headscarf or even a burqa. The answer is no.
There are, however, some important things to remember regarding clothing when traveling or living in the Middle East. Here are a few tips for anyone visiting or studying in the Middle East:
Dressing like the locals is a good way to avoid attracting the attention of thieves and scam artists! Check out this article on how to dress in Qatar.
This knitting pattern makes me happy.
Alright, who here knows how to knit? I hereby commission this. ;)
During my first months of living in Spain, I was absolutely perplexed as to how I was so easily identified as an American. (My hair isn’t that light! Jeez!) Since then, I’ve picked up on some of the clues that give us away as outsiders.
- black Northface jackets
- workout clothes
- boys in baggy…