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Peru - Culture Smart!
Peru - Culture Smart!

Peru - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


200 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

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

Publication Date: February 2021

ISBN 9781787022805

Rights: WOR

Kuperard (Feb 2021)


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In the popular imagination, Peru conjures up images of mysterious ancient civilisations, awe-inspiring Inca ruins, ruthless conquistadores, amazing biodiversity, and spectacular Andean scenery. All true, but visitors will discover much more to Peru than this. In Peru the distinctive Spanish and indigenous cultures that first encountered each other five hundred years ago have progressively integrated. However, the ongoing process of mixing raises questions about the nature of Peruvian identity, and Peruvian society remains economically and culturally divided. It describes contemporary values and attitudes, key customs and traditions, and reveals what people are like at home, in business, and in their social lives. Peruvians are outgoing, sociable, and laid-back; get to know them, and they will respond with warmth and generosity.


""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

John Forrest is a teacher and writer based in London. He first traveled to Peru in 1981, and returns regularly to lead study and trekking tours. He is currently a researcher and the logistics coordinator with a Cambridge University research project in Peru. He is chairman of the Peruvian rainforest charity, the Tambopata Reserve Society, and a former vice-chairman of the Anglo-Peruvian Society. JULIA PORTURAS was born in Peru and studied at La Católica University in Lima and Birkbeck College, London, where she graduated with a B.A. Hons in Hispanic and Latin American Studies. In Peru, she worked for several years for a major state enterprise. She is now the administrator of a professional society, in London.