Kathleen Daly

Ms.Kelly
February 13, 2012
Anthropology

Chapter Seven Summary
Problems of Purdah


In this chapter the sheik arrives at B.J and Bob’s home wanting to see B.J. On the other hand, B.J thinks he is look for Bob so she says he is not home. So B.J asked for Mohammed and he hurried over and saw that Hamza was their and told B.J that he was not a good man. Then when Bob had came home B.J told him what had happened and he said Hamza was not a good man and that if B.J talked to him he would have went around saying that he talked to a woman with no abyaha. So at the end Hamza invited Bod and B.J to come over for lunch, so they did and on their way over B.J as wondering if she should take her abyaha of when she enters or keep it on. When the arrived she had take her abyaha of and everyone was just staring at her because they have not seen any other women besides their wives. B.J was thinking that when she was going to go she will stay with the women there but supposable the woman took a day off. They had gotten tricked into having lunch with him. So they all sat down and Hamza offered a drink to B.J because he thinks she is a crazy Western girl that will do anything. B.J denies the offer and asks for a cup of tea. As the lunch had came to an end and B.J and Bob went home.

Grace Jacobson Guests of the Sheik

Anthropology

Mrs. Kelly

February 7, 2012

Chapter Seven Summary

Chapter seven of Guests of the Sheik was a very interesting chapter. First, Sheik Hamza arrives in a car with a driver to visit BJ when Bob is gone, but BJ does not open the gate. Hamza had invited Bob and BJ to visit him through Jabar at his harem. Hamza sent the women away to Karbala; they haven no choice but to go in with BJ. When BJ is offered liquor she refuses it and insist instead for tea, since it is less money. BJ gets served lots of pastries with her tea, since everyone is overly hospitable. Hamza shows BJ and Bob around the harem. Finally they eat lunch after being there for five hours. It starts to rain hard, so BJ and Bob have to stay longer the harem, even though they want to go back home to the Sheiks. Hamza insists they stay over. Bob and BJ decide to try to drive home, Hamza sends them four guards to help them incase they get stuck.

Quote: "Trying to be as dignified as possible with two menservants, Hamza and his teenage son 
standing by goggling, I took off my abayah..."( Fernea, 87)

Chapter 7 Summary


Gianna Cicileo
Ms. Kelly
Anthropology 8
February 7, 2012
Chapter Seven Summary
In chapter seven of Guests of the Sheik, Fernea and her husband, Bob, are visiting Sheik Hamza. Fernea was supposed to visit the harem, but since Hamza made the women go away, she must eat with Sheik Hamza as if everything was going as it should be. Before the visit, Fernea had found out that Sheik Hamza has a bad reputation and is not good to his people. She is constantly embarrassed by the covert glances from Hamza and his son. During the time she spends there, Fernea is fascinated by the many odds and ends in Sheik Hamza’s house. She finds that he has many whatnots and knick-knacks. She also finds that he has many pictures of himself, and he owns a special cake. This cake is made out of plaster, and is only for show when guests are over. This cake is a sign of wealth in this village. Fernea also takes in the takes in the prized treasure of Hamza; a Persian miniature on ivory, a beautiful inlaid Damascene cigarette box, and an enormous music box upholstered in pink silk. Along with these discoveries, while in the garden, she hears a nightingale. The beautiful song, which Fernea has never heard before, is interrupted by loud, bad quality music of Italian and Elvis Presley origin. It was getting late, and the sun was setting, and lunch had still not been served. At 7 o’clock, lunch was served. After several more hours at Sheik Hamza’s, Fernea and Bob headed home. During the ride home, they discussed Sheik Hamza’s personality. They came up with generous, foolish, and stupid.

“And we were all silent, thinking of the foolish Hamza” (Fernea, 94)



Gianna Rockwell
Kelly
Anthropology 2
2/7/12
Chapter Seven Summary

In chapter 7 the sheik from the other town comes to visit BJ. When the sheik knocks on her door BJ does not answer, which is the right thing to do since when women are home alone and a man comes to the door they are not allowed to answer. The sheik invites Bob and BJ to his house for lunch. He says that BJ will sit with the women from his herm, but when they get there the women were gone, the sheik says that they all of a sudden decided to go on a trip. The sheik tries to get BJ to drink but she asks for tea instead, which was the right thing to do. The sheik did all of these things to her because he wanted to spread bad rumors about her.


Ms. Kelly
Anthropology 8-1
Carolin Schmidt
Friday, February 10, 2012
Ch 7 Summery
In chapter seven, sheik Hamza come to BJ’s house when Bob is not there. She tells him that he can’t come now but to come back later when Bob is home. After much urging by BJ, Hamza left. He later invited Bob and BJ over for lunch, saying that the woman would be there. When Bob and BJ arrived Hamza told them that the woman ha left. Bob was ferrous and BJ was put in a difficult situation. They could not leave for that would be impolite and ruin their reputation, yet for BJ to tack off her abya in front of another man was against there culture. BJ took a risk and took of her abya, trying to make the best of it. Lunch was not too bad except for Hamza and his son’s constant staring. They finally returned home feeling tricked, angry, and worried that BJ’ reputation with the woman would be ruined.

Shania Daley
Ms. Kelly
2/6/12
Chapter 7 Summary
In chapter 7 Bj was in her house without Bob, and someone knocked on her door asking to speak with her. She saw that it was a blue Buick and it was a driver requesting that Sheik Hamza should see her. Bj agreed to follow the customs of El Nahra so she said that Bob wasn’t there so they would have to wait till he came back. The driver kept asking her and even the Sheik in the car asked to speak with her but she continued to refuse them, eventually the driver sped off leaving Bj, and didn’t show any respect by greeting Sheik Hamid. Someone went and told Mohammed and he rushed over to Bj hoping she hadn’t open the door for Hamza and she didn’t so he told Bob and the news eventually spread. Bob told Bj that Hamza was a trouble maker and wasn’t really to be trusted. Sheik Hamza told Jabbar that he wanted to have dinner with Bob and Bj and they accepted it even though they really didn’t want to but out of respect and to learn about another village made them curious. When they went to Hamza’s house, Bj was supposed to go to visit the woman and stay with them, but Hamza purposely sent them out so that Bj would be forced to eat and go with them. While Bj was in the house she observed the many antiques and pictures Hamza had up. She took off her abayah out of respect so Hamza was staring at her with his son and were going to tell the village that he saw her. They learned that because Hamza had such a nice place he wasn’t really a good sheik and he didn’t give anything to his villagers. Hamza tried to over Bj liquor but she turned it away because it doesn’t look right for her to be drinking liquor it was usually a men’s drink. They were supposed to leave earlier but the roads were too muddy for them to so they had to stay with Hamza a little bit more which they did not like.
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Kit Devine

Miss Kelly

Anthropology

Chapter 7 Summary

This chapter is about Sheik Hamza and how he wishes to see B.J. He comes to her house while her husband isn’t home and requests to see her, but she refuses to let him in because she knows it is custom that men are not to be alone with women. When Bob found out about this, he was angry Hamza came but glad B.J. didn’t let him in. Sheik Hamza later invites them to lunch at his home. They try to ignore the invitation, but they reach a point where they had to visit him. When Bob and B.J. arrive, they see that the sheik lives in more of a palace then a house. Hamza tricked them when they got there because B.J. expected to dine with the women in the harem but Hamza had sent them away, forcing B.J. to stay with the men. When they get inside, they see the palace is lavishly decorated in an assortment of fine things that do not match. Hamza and his son could not stop staring at B.J. when she takes her abayah off inside. The sheik tried to impress them with his Western skills but speaking the little English he knew and playing Elvis Presley music. Eventually, they sat down to an extravagant meal of forty-three dishes. It is explained that because Hamza lives so richly, his people are the poorest in the land. He is a very selfish man though he is not the worst sheik ever known.

"Hamza was the sheik of a tribe settled about twenty miles to the west; Bob had spoken of him as a spendthrift and wastrel who lived most of the year away from his village, neglecting his tribal duties and leaving his fields in the care of relatives while he spend the sharecroppers' money in Lebanon or Europe."




Sophia Jakobson

Ms. Kelly

Anthropology 8-2

February 7, 2011

Chapter Seven Summary



“ Hamza was the sheik of a tribe settled about twenty miles to the west; Bob had spoken of him as a spendthrift and wastrel who lived most of the year away from his village, neglecting his tribal duties and leaving his fields in the care of relatives while he spent the sharecropper’s money in Lebanon or Europe.” (83-84)



Chapter seven discusses BJ’s visit to Sheik Hamza’s palace. BJ, because she is very different from those around her, draws much attention to herself and makes others become very curious, resulting in many visitors. In this chapter, BJ receives an unusual visit from a man named Sheik Hamza while she is home alone. Due to the fact that BJ is a woman, and has been told not to answer the door for any strange men, does not answer the door for Sheik Hamza and later finds out from her husband, Bob, more about him. Sheik Hamza, a man who is in charge of a settlement twenty miles away, is a greedy man who is not to be trusted. He spends most of his days neglecting his responsibilities and doing as he pleases. Soon after this strange visit, Bob and BJ are asked to join Hamza for lunch. BJ, expecting to eat lunch in the sheik’s harem along with his wives and children, she is looking forward to a chance in studying another harem, yet when they reach sheik Hamza’s place BJ, who does not trust Hamza, discovers that she will be dining along with the men. Hamza tricked BJ into having lunch along with the men by sending his wives and children away for the day. Hamza, invites them into his palace and BJ soon notices more about Hamza’s personality. Hamza’s palace is very different than Sheik Hamid’s modest mudhif. Hamza is very showy and shows his wealth and greediness through his extravagant carpet and shelves loaded with cheesy knickknacks. BJ, who is unsure of what to do, takes her abayah off, giving Hamza and his son a chance to goggle over her. Men, do not see women in this culture without being fully covered, except their wives. Because of this, Hamza and his son find seeing a woman, other than a family member, uncovered strange and almost interesting. After an uncomfortable wait they sit down for tea with stale pastries and even a plaster cake, proving that Hamza seems to be more extravagant than he actually is. After a quick tour of the gardens with the most beautiful view, BJ who feels at lost with words over the spectacular view realizes that Hamza also does not see the little special things in life as Hamza does not feel breath taken by the view. After an uncomfortable lunch, BJ and Bob finally leave. During that car ride home, BJ and Bob have time to discuss about their visit. In the end, they decide that Hamza is not necessarily a bad man and sheik compared to many others. Yet, due to his stupidity he must go because he is causing distress and hunger in his settlement.


Kayla Williams
Ms. Kelly
Anthropology
11 February 2012
Chapter 7 Summary
"He probably was ashamed of his women quaters. He wanted to entertain you in style, as he thinks Westerneres entertain, so her brought you to his house, to offer you the best he had."

In chapter 7, BJ was visted by Sheik Hamza when Bob wasn't home. After being denied entry he went through a mutal friends, Jabbor, to invited BJ and Bob to lunch. After much persuasion they finally agree to the lunch. When they arrive there realize the women are gone. Everything goes down hill from there. When she took off her abayah, the Sheik was dissapointed because she was really covered up due to the weather. Then to impress his guest, Hamaza decieded to bring them English tea and pastries. He also had a plastic cake to impress them. Later in the visit, he started playing an Elvis record that was scratched so it kept skiping. They decieded to go outside when the Sheik thought that BJ was bored. it was there that the saw the most beautiful view. It was the best part of the lunch. When BJ, Bob, and Jabbor left, the reflected on the lunch. They decied that the Sheik wasn't that horrible just really stupid. They also decied that they had to see the other Sheiks.


Francesca Cinque

Ms. Kelly

Anthropology

11 February 2012

Chapter 7 Summary

In Chapter 7, Bob and Elizabeth are faced with the strangeness of the Sheik Hamza. One day, while BJ was home alone, she hears a loud knocking at her door. Now, because Bob was out hunting with the local sheik’s oldest son, she was told not to allow entry to anybody. However, as she went to the door and explained her predicament (that her husband was away and she couldn’t let anyone inside) the knocker announced himself as the chauffeur of the Sheik Hamza; a local sheik from a village twenty miles westward; he was infamous for his spendthrift and lackadaisical attitude regarding money, for he took most of the crops planted on his land, and instead of following the tribal duties and giving the crops to his “fellahin” or servants/farmers, he kept it for himself, spent it on lavish trips and extravagant items, and made his village disintegrate into a poor, hunger-ravished town. But, BJ continued to insist that the man leave, for she was growing increasingly uncomfortable. Finally, after a long time, the driver gave up and drove away. After a week, they received another invitation from Sheik Hamza inviting them to lunch. Eventually, Bob and BJ agreed only because BJ yearned to learn the ways of the sheik’s women. As they came upon Hamza’s palace, they soon realized they had been severely tricked, for when BJ asked where she could find the women’s harem, he responded by saying, “I am so sorry. My wives and daughters have been plaguing me for weeks to let them go to Karbala and they asked this morning, I could not persuade them to stay.” They had no choice but to continue in the invitation even though Bob and BJ (and one of their friends) entered the house, seething with rage. Soon, they realized the true majesty of Hamza’s stylish life. BJ entertained herself with the thousands of foreign objects and knick-knacks covering the wall, shelves, and floor. There were so many items that it made BJ’s head ache looking at them all. From dusty old pictures, to huge Persian rugs, to radio players, Hamza’s house was completely cluttered. BJ soon grew conflicted however, for she did not know whether to take off her abayah or not, for being in the company of this prestigious man confused her. Strangely, she took off her abayah in order to not insult the sheik. They were pushed off to the amazingly beautiful, and floral garden and then returned and were served an enormously elaborate lunch. They ended up staying there for many hours, being entertained by the sheik himself. However, Bob, BJ, and Jabbar soon grew rather tired of the sheik’s fake and ugly home, and even though the gardens were beautiful, BJ was very uncomfortable and extremely out of place. During their dinner and tea, BJ noticed a giant cake, beautifully crafted with roses and icing, sitting on the counter. However, BJ was told that it was actually made of plaster and inedible. This shows that Hamza really cared about impressing BJ and actually adjusted to her customs in order to sway her. Al Hamza wanted to do was to see BJ without her abayah on, for then he could see the figure of a real Western woman. When it was finally time to leave, the three companions reflected upon their adventure. Hamza tricked them in order to see a Western woman for himself. Hamza wanted to brag to the society that he tried to seduce a Western woman and he wanted to entertain the woman in style with lavish gifts and ostentatious decorations. They decided that the sheik was just a stupid man, for he did not purposefully starve his farmers and their families; he just doesn’t understand. And BJ looked back, enjoying only one thing of the whole day; the three or four moments when she heard the heart-wrenching song from a nightingale, before it was cut off by Hamza’s cheap music.



Madeleine Young
Anthropology
Ms. Kelly 8-1
February 7, 2012


Chapter 7 Summary


In this chapter Sheik Hamza comes to Bob and Elizabeth’s house to pay them a visit. When he arrives unexpectedly while Bob is out hunting and Fernea is in the house by herself. Hamza, knowing that Bob is away, comes to the house asking to meet Elizabeth and if he can come in. Elizabeth says no repeatedly but he insists that he came to see her, when Mohammad hears about Hamza being in town he comes back to the house he finds Hamza out side in his car. Mohammad says no to Hamza and Hamza drives away. Again Hamza invites Bob and Elizabeth to his house, Elizabeth, who wants to see the women, says yes and they drive over to the Sheik’s home. When they arrive they find that they had been tricked and that Hamza had sent away his women on a pilgrimage. Fernea is forced to stay with the men. Hamza after many hours of waiting around in Hamza’s home he gives them lunch but it is very bad and nobody likes it.



Maddy Fitzwilliam

Anthropology

Mrs. Kelly

February 6, 2012



Chapter 7



In chapter 7 Bj is talking about the time she met Hamza the sheik of a tribe in the west. The first encounter they had together was not a typical one. He came to her hut and knocked on the door and Bj replied that her husband wasn’t home, so she wasn’t able to get the door. Hamza knew that Bj was an American woman and wanted to be the first to see her and to say how she didn’t respect their culture. Eh kept on banging and he would not take no for an answer. His visit was supposed to be unknown so once he heard that Mohammad was on his way down to stop him he left. Later on in the chapter he invites Bob and Bj over for dinner. Usually there would be a lot of women there that Bj could talk to since women aren’t allowed to be in the same room as men. When she got to the sheiks house there wasn’t a woman in sight. She asked why there weren’t any women there and he replied I sent them on a journey a vacation. This was another trick, Hamza again wanted to spread bad news about the new American girl so he told her that she could take off her abayah. Bj felt very weird and uncomfortable to take off her abayah and he kept telling her almost forcing her to take it off but she refused and once again his plan failed. He kept on trying but he kept on failing and in the end Bj did everything she was supposed to do and Hamza had nothing bad to say about her.

Arnell Stewart
Anthropology
Ms.Kelly
Feb.13th, 2012

Summary:
“Hamza was the sheik of a tribe settled about twenty miles to the west; Bob had spoken of him as a spendthrift and wastrel who lived most of the year away from his village, neglecting his tribal duties and leaving his fields in the care of relatives while he spent the sharecropper’s money in Lebanon or Europe.” (83-84)
In chapter 7 B.J. writes about her encounters with Sheik Hamza. When Sheik Hamza visits unannounced she is shocked to see him. Not only is she shocked because he did not tell her he was coming, also because men are not to be with women alone unless they are married. He invites B.J. and her husband to his house. While eating at the sheik’s house, B.J. noticed that there was a huge cake. She then learns that this cake is faux and made of wood. When she looked closely, she realized that there was dust. The other pastries were stale and hard. B.J. intrigued the sheik, because she was from the west and he hadn’t seen a women before without her abayah. After the visit Bob and B.J. find out that they had done no wrong and the Sheik was satisfied with them. The couple was happy because that gave them even more certainty the people would accept them.




Dulcie DelPriore
Anthropology
Ms. Kelly
February 13, 2012

Chapter 7 Summary
In chapter 7 of Guests of the Sheik, Sheik Hamsa came to visit BJ unannounced. They had stale pastries and talked but BJ was feeling a little awkward and nervous because she is not supposed to be alone with a man that is not her husband. She was not wearing he abayah which made her a little bit more nervous. “When bob came I told him of the incident, bur he has already heard it from three other people, including Mohammed, He too was relieved that nothing had happened.” She shared what happened with other people, but she didn’t know what their reaction would be.




Kailah Brinson
Anthropology
February 7, 2012


In Chapter 7 Hamza visits Fernea and he gets rejected by her. Her brought her pastries which in fact were stale and he brought them as a kind gesture trying to show how he understood their culture but instead it was offensive. Hamza just wanted to see BJ without her abayah and he got rejected again. BJ starts to observes Hamza’s house and she constantly is asking a lot of questions because his places was so nice and luxurious which showed that he did not teach his villagers which much respect. She heard the Nighting Gale and she thought it was the most melodious sound she has ever heard.

Gabrielle Iarocci
Ms. Kelly
Anthropology
February 6, 2012
Chapter 7: Summary
Chapter seven starts out as Fernea saying that a lot of people heard about their arrival in El Nahra and that a lot of people are visiting them. She also said that the people always visit when Bob is their and because they are always men Fernea never gets the chance to see them. Until one day when a man knocked on their gate when Fernea`s husband Bob was not home. He kept on saying to let him in but she did not and he got very mad. Fernea became very nervous and anxious when the man knocked on her gate and told him to let her in. later when her husband got home he said that what she did was the right thing to do and that he was very rude when he did not stop by the sheiks house to greet him and say hello. Then a few days after that happened they ended up going to Sheik Hamid`s house where another problem happened. Fernea said to the driver to please bring me to the women`s harem. Then Sheik Hamid said that the women went to Karbala. Bob got very mad and said that they were tricked then they had to stay there for another couple of hours and when they left they went home.

Audrey Thompson

Ms. Kelly

Anthropology

2/7/12

Chapter 7 summary

“Hamza is not a good man, he said. You did right not to let him in. He was not even polite enough to come to the mudhif and greet Haji Hamid. He just drove away.” Chapter 7 Pg. 84

This passage is about Hamza coming to visit BJ. He tries to trick her a few times in the chapter. The passage is Mohammed telling BJ that Hamza is not a good man and he tricks a lot of people. I think this best describes the chapter because the chapter is about BJ and Bob being tricked by him. Hamza tries to make BJ look bad so he can tell people that she is wild. They get to Hamza's home and they are told that the women are on a pilgrimage. This means that BJ is the only women. Throughout the whole lunch BJ feels out of place. In the end BJ and Bob do not like Sheik Hamza.


Juliet Duplessie
Ms. Kelly
anthro 8
2/6/12

(Pg. 84) “Hamza is not a good man,” he said. “you did right not to let him in. he was not even polite enough to come to the mudhif and greet haji hamid. He just drove away” (pg. 84)

The news of BJ and Bob’s residence is going around the village of El Nahra. When bob is away from the house, Bj is left alone and someone comes to the door. Bj knows better then to let them in, even though the person at the door is sheik Hamza and his driver. He eventually leaves her alone and Mohammed comes running in and tells her that he is not a good man. Unfortunately when bob gets home he informs BJ that she has to go to lunch with him. When they get to his house they see that he lives in style, but that he is also a liar and a phony. When BJ asks where the women are, the sheik claims that they wanted to go in to town, when she really knows that he was lying and that he definitely sent them away on purpose. BJ suddenly feels very uncomfortable around him, and is afraid to take off her abyah. When they are all sitting down the sheik tries to get her to drink so he can make her look bad, but she refuses and asks for tea. This surprises him; he is also surprised by how she looks. When a servant comes and brings in pastries and a huge cake she asks if anyone would like a piece. Jabbar laughs because the cake is made of plaster and not actually a real cake. Hamza begins to ask BJ stupid questions about America, things that only tourists would ask, since he only knew a few things in English. Hamza begins to realize that BJ is bored so he takes her on a tour of his house. Bj thinks that it is nice, but you can tell that she is not that impressed.


Michaela Rodriguez
Ms.Kelly
2/6/12

Chapter 7 Summary
In chapter 7 of Guest of the Sheik, we see a problem with Sheik Hazma. It all started when he asked to see BJ and eat lunch with her, which everyone knows is something a man never does in El Nahra. BJ told him that her husband was at work and he should come back another time. He insists and insists but finally he walks away. Then soon after that Sheik Hazma formally invites BJ, Bob, and Jabbar to eat in his house. Of course they can't decline an invitation. A day later they arrive at the town of Sheik Hazma, and quickly notice that none of the woman and children were there. When they arrive to his house, they ask why the children are not here. Hazma says that the woman begged and begged to go to a pilgrimage, and the Sheik just couldn't decline. Bj, Bob and Jabbar realized that they have been tricked. Sheik Hazma invites him into his home to have some lunch, and Hazma tells her to take her abaya off, which she does. Then she offers her various wines and liquors as in trying to get her drunk. He wants to make bad stories about her and spread various rumors. They leave shortly after various conversations, trying to figure out all of Hazma's tricks and rumors.

Adare Kennedy
Mrs. Kelly
Anthropology
February 7, 2012

When BJ was at home alone Hamza, the sheik of a neighboring tribe, came by. He wanted to see the American women first with out her abayah on. She told him to leave because her husband was not home but he would not leave until Muhammad came a told him to come back later when bob was home. Mohamed told BJ that Hamza was not a good man, and was not to be trusted. When bob came home, he had already heard of the incident and told BJ they were invited to Hamza’s house. Hamza’s house was very large because he kept some of the people’s money to himself and used it to buy expensive things. The women of the sheik were not there when they arrived, this meant BJ had to eat with Bob and the sheik and she choose to take her abayah off when she entered. Hamza offered BJ and Bob a plaster cake, and BJ had to stop herself from laughing. They ended up eating five hours after they arrived and when they went into the town they had men with guns with them because Hamza was not very liked in the village. Jabbar tried to defend him but it was not much use.

Maddy Derrico
Mrs. Kelly
Anthropology
February 13, 12

During the book, “Guest of the Sheik”, a women named BJ moves to a new place for her newly wed husbands job. This place is foreign to her, and it is hard for her to learn these new ways of this culture. Throughout the first few chapters BJ is learning the culture, meeting new people, and is being taught how a woman is this culture should rightfully act. In beginning of chapter 7 it starts as a normal day with BJ in her house doing the chores and keeping it clean. However, during noon she is startled to answer the door and see a strange man there. The man is the sheik of town a little distance away; the sheik introduces him and asks if he could come in. BJ not wanting to embarrass her and her husband tells him that her husband is not home and he should come back later when he is. Later on BJ tells her husband about the encounter, but he already know and says she did the rite think. Even though, this sheik is no good and dangerous, BJ and her husband go and visit him. While they are there it an uncomfortable and unpleasant time, for instance, the sheik is a very awkward man and BJ’s whole time there makes her feel uncomfortable. Besides making BJ uncomfortable he makes her husband mad. The time they spent there was not pleasant or something they will do again probably. Being in a new place is hard, especially when there culture is completely different.