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Laos - Culture Smart!
Laos - Culture Smart!

Laos - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: January 2019

ISBN 9781857338805

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

Kuperard (Jan 2019)


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Providing information not found in standard guides about daily interactions, cultural dos and don’ts, etiquette, and the ways business is conducted

Culture Smart! Laos offers in-depth information to visitors seeking a genuine experience, including insights on local customs and lifestyle, and is also of great use to businessmen and prospective investors. Once known as “the Kingdom of a Million Elephants under the White Parasol,” Laos is a landlocked country of great contrast and beauty in the heart of the Indochinese peninsula. Visitors quickly relax and enjoy the vibrancy and color of bustling marketplaces with their aromatic spices, tropical fruits, and huge wicker baskets containing many varieties of rice. Visitors may glimpse a group of monks of all ages wandering past in flowing orange robes and later hear their chanting emanating from within the temple walls. Passing a line of children in school uniform, chattering and laughing noisily, you will always be greeted with a gracious bow and “sabaidee.” Whatever the purpose of your visit, in Laos you will always be greeted with warmth, courtesy, hospitality, and a feeling of completely safety.

Author Biography

Nada Matas-Runquist is an academic, interpreter, teacher, consultant, and international project manager. She has worked in languages, science, bioethics, law, and civic education, and she has held academic posts in eight different countries, including the National University of Laos.