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Old 08-18-2017, 12:53 AM
 
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Recently I have been fascinated by Islam and in the future I want to visit muslim countries (iran, egypt, morocco, saudi arabia, syria).

Are they safe places?
Are they cheap?
What about the culture?

I am asking it in a nutshell how was it for anyone who have been in these places?
I visited Jordan, safer than most of USA. Hotels are cheap but in general not as cheap as I thought. People are the most friendly I have ever known.
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Old 08-18-2017, 08:38 AM
 
Location: Iquitos
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I visited Jordan, safer than most of USA. Hotels are cheap but in general not as cheap as I thought. People are the most friendly I have ever known.
I knew two guys from Jordan, they were very nice. Seems like a nice country, altho not sure I would visit considering who Jordan's neighbors are
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:27 AM
 
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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I don't have anything against Muslims but Dubai along with almost every country on the Arabian peninsula (minus Yemen and Oman) seem to be petrostates who do nothing except pump out oil and send human rights back a thousand years. The good Muslim countries would be Albania, Kosovo, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Malaysia, Indonesia, The Russian-speaking Stans, Morocco, and even Turkey until a couple of years ago
How about Maldives?
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Old 08-18-2017, 10:30 AM
 
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I knew two guys from Jordan, they were very nice. Seems like a nice country, altho not sure I would visit considering who Jordan's neighbors are
Why would the neighbours matter? Do people stop visiting the US because of Mexico?

Jordan is very safe.
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Old 08-20-2017, 01:30 PM
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Location: Toronto
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I visited Jordan, safer than most of USA. Hotels are cheap but in general not as cheap as I thought. People are the most friendly I have ever known.
When did you do? I am sooooo jeolous by the way!!!! I want to see Petra.
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Old 08-22-2017, 05:32 PM
 
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I knew two guys from Jordan, they were very nice. Seems like a nice country, altho not sure I would visit considering who Jordan's neighbors are
Neighbors?
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Conservative Las Vegas
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I have no fear of traveling to Arab countries, but those 5 calls to prayer every day, blasted from loud speakers, that stops me from going there, as I'm very noise sensitive!

First call to prayer can be as early as 4:30am, and to be jolted awake at that hour???
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:29 PM
 
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I have no fear of traveling to Arab countries, but those 5 calls to prayer every day, blasted from loud speakers, that stops me from going there, as I'm very noise sensitive!

First call to prayer can be as early as 4:30am, and to be jolted awake at that hour???
I spent two years living next door to a mosque. Better than an alarm clock....LOL. I didn't have to worry about the electricity being off or forgetting to wind the clock.
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Old 08-23-2017, 12:57 AM
 
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Anyone ever been to Canuckistan ?
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Old 08-23-2017, 02:00 AM
 
Location: Ankara/Turkey
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I have no fear of traveling to Arab countries, but those 5 calls to prayer every day, blasted from loud speakers, that stops me from going there, as I'm very noise sensitive!

First call to prayer can be as early as 4:30am, and to be jolted awake at that hour???
It doesn't wake you up unless you are very close to a mosque.
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