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Seven things to know before visiting Pakistan

From its food to its hospitality to its wide variety of cultures, Pakistan is a great choice if you're looking for a unique travel experience. It's one of those rare countries in the world where anything is possible. African and Pakistani relations are at an all-time high right now, making this a great time to experience this fascinating culture. However, there are a few preparations you should make before visiting this country. Here are seven things you should know before visiting Pakistan.
You can save money by bargaining: Bargaining is a part of Pakistan’s culture, and it’s something you’re encouraged to do. This can save you quite a bit of money when you’re shopping or looking for transportation. Keep in mind this may not work in large chain stores. However, smaller, local shops are very open to bargaining.

You’ll need to bring cash: Most Pakistanis will expect you to pay for everything with cash. This means you won’t be able to use your card in most places. For this reason, it’s a good idea to have cash ready before you enter the country. That being said, you can always find plenty of ATMs. With that in mind, this should never be too much of a problem.

Be aware of the time of year: Pakistani summers can be extremely hot, and winter tends to bring a lot of snow. Also, many places will be closed during Ramadan. These are all things to consider when deciding when you want to visit the country. If you can, the best time to visit Pakistan is during the spring.

They use different voltage: You’ll want to make sure your devices stay charged while you’re on your trip. Because Pakistan’s power outage is different from Africa’s, the best way to do this is by buying an external power source. Of all the external power sources that are on the market, the Anker power bank is the best. It’s very fast and has enough power to charge your phone at least three times. Again, you’ll want to make sure you get an official Anker Power Bank Pakistan due to differing power wattages.

The people are extremely friendly: Despite what you may hear in the media, Pakistan is a safe country, and the people are very hospitable. Most Pakistanis will go out of their way to make you feel at home. It’s not unusual for the locals to invite you to their homes or offer to pay for your meals.

Respect the religion: Islam is of course the official religion of Pakistan. Most of its citizens are very devoutly religious. This is never a problem as long as you’re respectful of their beliefs. Again, the people are friendly and want you to feel welcome. If you treat them with respect, they will treat you with respect.

Think about how you’ll dress: Pakistani culture tends to frown upon tight or revealing clothing. For this reason, it’s a smart idea to dress loosely. Men might even consider wearing a shalwar kameez, a long shirt worn by most of the men. This not a huge issue, but it can help you avoid offending anyone.

20 Sep 2017 16:02


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