Nil, I didn't eat bacon before, I even stopped eating pork pâté because I think it smells funny long before it became relevant.
Interestingly, people making a huge deal about eating halal are a rather recent development because some PR folk thought it'd be a good idea to make people feel like they're following Islam by picking this over stuff that's actually hard to follow.
I personally really like the Ahmadiyya view because it focuses a lot more on humanist values, I just need to figure out their statements about Jesus.
I had expected you to dress like the locals. I hope you can at least wear shorts and a tank top?
I don't wear shorts and a tank top at home either, I haven't tried. I know there's a lady from Oklahoma here who wears short sleeved shirts and skirts (at least knee length), and some Indian/Pakistani expat people who are here on holiday who dress similarly. Short sleeves are usually okay, but it's just not that great an idea in this weather anyway. I've not got unlimited sunscreen!
What would happen if you ran outside with a wicked weasel bikini on? Would that be like... instant mob stoning, no trial, corpse burned, whole town must now be cleansed of the evil you brought to their village?
Meh. I have no idea. In some areas it'd be completely okay because those areas are sealed off to the male population. Generally people would probably just ask me to put on more clothes. In here, not so much, there's barely anyone here who hasn't lived in NA/EU at some point, so they'd know.
Interestingly, there's this
happening in UAE. Especially in Dubai, Emiratis are a minority (18% of the population, I believe?) and while they have a lot more rights than everyone else, they can't really do much. Edited, Jun 3rd 2012 5:11am by Kalivha