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Travel with Respect

You will observe the Burkinabé exchange greetings in what appears to be a shared prayer or ritual. Literally, all they are saying is "good morning, how's the family, how's work, how's your health..."Greeting is a very important part of Burkinabé culture, and the only thing you really need to do here to make an instant friend.Ignoring someone and not greeting him or her, however, is taken far more seriously than in many western cultures. It is virtually a slap in the face to ignore someone that has greeted you, or to not greet at all. Foreigners can probably get away with being "cold" and "unfriendly" in some settings, but it is a good idea to greet everyone you pass by. As there is a majority of Muslim people, remember to use always your right hand for eating, greeting, etc.However, Burkina is at the same time one of the most open West African countries and people are in general very respectful to women and any foreigner.

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Travel Safe

Burkina Faso is one of safest countries in West Africa. There are no special precautions, in terms of safety, necessarily.However, be aware of thieves in the big city. Violent assault is rare. Pickpockets and purse snatchers are something to watch out for in big cities. The common, cheap green taxis in the big city can sometimes host such thieves. Just hold on to your purse, and keep your money safely tucked away.You should always take precautions when traveling, but Burkina is a remarkably safe and respectful country. Women travelers rarely experience any problems. Foreigners, especially white foreigners, frequently attract significant attention, but the interest is entirely harmless.Indeed, the Burkinabé will show more patience and friendliness to the foreigner than to another Burkinabé, be it in a small village or in a big city.There was a violent altercation between military and police in December 2006. Members from involved parties made it a point to advise foreigners on the street that they should find shelter and stay out of harm's way.The problem was resolved quickly and no foreigners came to any harm.

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* ecotourdirectory.com is not responsible for the travel advice and travel with respect sections on this page. We would strongly advise that before traveling to Burkina Faso you consult your countries embassy for the lastest guidance.

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