Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kissing Confusion

The Arabic greeting of kissing on the cheeks is often very confusing to the newcomer in the Middle East. At least it was for me. I did not know you were not supposed to touch your lips to the cheek and I was going around actually kissing everyone. No wonder everyone had horrified looks on their faces when they saw me coming. A fellow blogger over in Amman, Jordan has put together this easy-to-follow guide to Arabic greeting cheek kisses. If you follow the Jordanian model in Egypt you can't go wrong.

1 comment:

  1. Do you know why several teenage girls wanted to kiss my 10 year old blue-eyed light haired daughter on the cheeks, while we were visiting in Egypt back in April?