Peshawar Local Customs

  • It's my crappy carpet!
    It's my crappy carpet!
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  • Will it go to blows?
    Will it go to blows?
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Most Viewed Local Customs in Peshawar

  • 1. Hand Shakes & Hugs

    Meet people by shaking hands (not necessary for female foreiners). Tipping averages between 10 to 20% of the bill depending upon the service. Lady travellers should avoid travelling in shorts or any...

  • 2. Bazaars

    As I left my hotel, I noticed a guy running after a rickshaw that had these carpets on top. I though, how strange, and paused to watch. THen a couple more guys joined in, and I figured no way could...

  • 3. Different Dress

    Make no mistake about it, this city has to be the most conservative city I have ever experienced and I ve travelled to almost every Middle Eastern country. Female travellers should wear a headscarf (I...

  • 4. Guns, Guns Everywhere

    If you travel to Peshawar, get used to the idea that you will see guns anywhere and everywhere. Here in the west, we take it as a threat to our security, but...

  • 5. Urdu...what Urdu?

    Sometimes one of the most confusing things about Peshawar for a traveller is adapting to the language. Sure, Urdu is the national language but no one ever told...

  • 6. When in Peshawar, do as the Pathan Women..

    A white, 22-year old Canadian female travelling in the most conservative part of Pakistan was truly an experience. We have to be mindful that this is an Islamic...

  • 7. Taxi drivers argue after our bumper was hit

    Yea, we got hit by another car while taking a taxi. Our driver was pretty mad, and although there was some pushing, no fight erupted or even exchange of info or...

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