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Ecuador - Culture Smart!
Ecuador - Culture Smart!

Ecuador - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


200 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

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

Publication Date: June 2021

ISBN 9781787023000

Rights: WOR

Kuperard (Jun 2021)


eBook Editions Available

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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  

Ecuador’s population reflects a unique blend of cultures; from mountain peoples whose ancestors inhabited their highland villages before the arrival of the Incas, to the Afro–Ecuadorians of Esmeraldas, and the tribal peoples of the Amazonian rainforest. The people who inhabit the diverse landscapes of this beautiful land are proud, friendly, hospitable, and hardworking, but to understand the culture in any depth you need to know the complex historical divisions between the highlands and the coast, and the rigid class and racial discrimination that has dominated the country’s history.This updated edition of the award-winning Culture Smart! guide to Ecuador takes you beyond the usual descriptions of what to see and digs into the heart of this multilayered nation to give you an insider’s view of the people and their traditions, history, food, and culture, and the practical tools to make the most of your time there.


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

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

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

"…as useful as they are entertaining" â€â€Easy Jet Magazine   

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

Author Biography

Russell Maddicks is a travel journalist who has spent the last 20 years exploring the countries of Latin America. Originally from the UK and fluent in Spanish, Russell has authored a number of acclaimed travel guides to a host of Latin American countries including Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.