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Philippines - Culture Smart!
Philippines - Culture Smart!

Philippines - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


200 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

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

Publication Date: March 2021

ISBN 9781787022843

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

Kuperard (Mar 2021)


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The Philippines may appear to be one of the most Westernized countries in Asia. However, the realities of Filipino life are complex; the façade of the English language does not run deep. Culture Smart! Philippines gives you the inside story of this unique and attractive country and unpacks the daily lives of its inhabitants. An explanation of the values, attitudes, and customs of the Filipinos today opens the way to a more meaningful experience, while an abundance of practical information on socializing, working, shopping, and communicating will help to make it a more enjoyable experience, too.


"...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

Graham Colin-Jones is an international civil servant by profession. Yvonne Colin-Jones is a cross-cultural trainer, facilitator, and coach. Jorge Mojarro is a Spanish academic with who teaches at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila. He has traveled extensively through the Philippines and southeast Asia and has written for both scholarly and general publications, including Philippine newspapers such as Business World and Interaksyon.