I'll spend a week in Mauritania (Nouakchott and countryside) to work in January. Was wondering how to behave in the countryside not to disturb the men!? How to interview them without looking into the eyes (as I heard one has to do there)? What to wear? Any rules of politness that I should be aware of?
Also, will it be necessary to take anti-malaria pills in January, if I stay just a week and close to the capital?
And finally, how's the security situation at the moment?
I would appreciate any answers, thans in advance!