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Namibia - Culture Smart!
Namibia - Culture Smart!

Namibia - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF

Trade Paper, $12.99 (US $12.99) (CA $16.99)

Publication Date: October 2008

ISBN 9781857334739

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

Kuperard (Oct 2008)


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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


"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." —Easyjet Magazine

"Offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." —New York Times

Author Biography

Sharri Whiting is an international consultant and lecturer, with an MSc in communications management from Simmons College, Boston. Her work has taken her to the American University of Rome, Leiden University, the European School of Economics, and the University of Texas, among others. She has written widely on issues facing executives and dual-career couples working abroad. Sharri spent four years in Namibia and has written about the country for Air Namibia’s Flamingo, Travel News Namibia, and for major American publications. She was a guest lecturer at the University of Namibia, head judge for the Namibian Business Woman of the Year Awards, and a speaker before the Namibian Business and Professional Women’s Association. She also writes about food, wine, and travel, and wrote the Top Ten Guide to Rome (2001). She is married to Piero De Masi, former Ambassador of Italy to Namibia. They live in Italy and the USA, and spend several weeks a year in Namibia.