Independent Publishers Group Logo

Sign up today...
for featured pop culture and science reads, books for kids and teens,special offers, bestsellers, and more, in your inbox!

Subscribe to receive special offers, monthly books suggestions, seasonal selections, and more!

Close
Bhutan - Culture Smart!
Bhutan - Culture Smart!

Bhutan - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

200 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $17.99)

Publication Date: March 2021

ISBN 9781787022522

Rights: WOR

Kuperard (Mar 2021)

eBook

eBook Editions Available

Will it work on my eReader?
Price: $12.99
 
 

Overview

Culture Smart! guides offer a more meaningful experience abroad by informing foreign visitors to the values, attitudes, customs, and traditions of the country they are visiting; they also give readers the practical tools to take part in their new environment, to communicate effectively, form relationships, and avoid faux pas    

Don't just see the sights—get to know the people. Often called the "Land of the Thunder Dragon," Bhutan was secluded for much of its history, its towering mountains and lush green valleys virtually unvisited, evoking a sense of mystery and wonder. A sovereign country throughout the ages, Bhutan is now establishing its place on the world stage. It is determined to maintain its Buddhist culture and unique way of life as it evolves and adapts to political change and economic challenges.Culture Smart! Bhutan will give you a deeper insight into the country's history, values, customs, and age-old traditions. It highlights changes in people's attitudes and behavior as the country modernizes, and provides practical guidance on how to get to know the Bhutanese on their own terms, paving the way for a more meaningful experience of this fascinating and beautiful country.Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.

Reviews

"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers," —Sunday Times Travel

 "…the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries," —Global Travel

"…full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas," —Observer

"…as useful as they are entertaining," —Easy Jet Magazine 

" …offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world," —New York Times

Author Biography

Karma Choden is the founder of Simply Bhutan Travels and a freelance writer.Dorji Wangchuk is a management consultant working in London.