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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, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $19.99)

Publication Date: April 2022

ISBN 9781787023000

Rights: WOR X IN, PK, NP, BT, BD, LK, & MV

Kuperard (Apr 2022)


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Culture Smart! guides offer readers a more meaningful experience abroad by informing them about 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, make friends, and avoid faux pas.

The Ecuadorians are proud, friendly, hospitable, and hardworking, but to know them well visitors need to understand the historical divisions between the highlands and the coast, and the rigid hierarchies that have shaped the country’s history. This updated edition of the award-winning Culture Smart! Ecuador takes you beyond the usual descriptions of what to see and digs into the heart of this multi-layered nation to give you an insider's view of the people and their traditions, history, food, and culture, and offers practical tools to help you make the most of your time there.


"...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries,"

Global Travel

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,"

New York Times

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


"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers,"

Sunday Times Travel

" useful as they are entertaining,"

Easy Jet Magazine

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.