Culture Smart provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships. Culture Smart offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include: * customs, values, and traditions * historical, religious, and political background * life at home * leisure, social, and cultural life * eating and drinking * do's, don'ts, and taboos * business practices * communication, spoken and unspoken.
About the Author
Debbie Stowe is a British writer and freelance journalist. She is the author of six travel guides on Eastern Europe and the Indian subcontinent, and several books on the natural world, among other subjects. Her journalism, which appears online and in print in Romanian and international publications such as the Telegraph and Time Out Bucharest, covers topics including human rights, the environment, entertainment, foreign travel and culture, films, and restaurants. She lives in Bucharest.