Mauritania in detail


  • Greetings For men, a soft handshake; none for women.
  • Eating Outside of cities, meals are generally taken sitting cross-legged on the ground, using one's hands to eat.
  • At the Mosque Take off your shoes; women should cover their heads and shoulders.
  • Photography Ask permission before photographing people; avoid photographing military or government buildings.
  • Alcohol It’s impolite to drink infront of others, unless approval is given in advance.