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

Publication Date: February 2021

ISBN 9781787022843

Rights: WOR

Kuperard (Feb 2021)


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The Philippines, a scattered archipelago of seven thousand islands, appears to be one of the most Westernized countries in Asia. However, the realities of Filipino life are complex, and not immediately evident to visitors; the façade of the English language does not run deep. The Filipino people have always shown amazing resilience, whether under foreign rule, or in the face of economic or environmental hardship. They are warm, charming, and welcoming, and beyond the chaotic traffic jams and heat of Manila there is much to enjoy and appreciate. Culture Smart! Philippines gives you the inside story of this unique and attractive country and unpacks the daily lives of its inhabitants.


""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

GRAHAN COLIN-JONES is British by birth, a linguist by training, and an international civil servant by profession. He has lived and worked overseas for more than forty years, and has experienced the realities of living and working in Asian cultures, including fifteen years in the Philippines. He is currently a consultant editor for the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. YVONNE COLIN-JONES is Singaporean by birth, a sociologist by training, and a cross-cultural trainer, facilitator and coach with a human resource background. She has lived in three continents and works with multicultural, globally mobile populations. JORGE MOJARRO is a Spanish academic with a Ph.D. from Salamanca University who is teaching and researching 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.