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Philippines - Culture Smart!
Philippines - Culture Smart!

Philippines - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

EPUB, $9.99 (US $9.99) (CA $12.99)

Publication Date: September 2006

ISBN 9781857335521

Rights: WOR

Kuperard (Sep 2006)

Price: $9.99
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Overview

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

Reviews

"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

Graham Colin-Jones is British by birth, a linguist by training, and an international civil servant by profession. He is also the author of books on English grammar, business letter writing, and report writing. He has lived and worked overseas for twenty-two years and has experienced the realities of living and working in Asian cultures, including fifteen years in the Philippines. Yvonne Quahe Colin-Jones is Singaporean by birth, a sociologist by training, and a cross-cultural trainer and relocation professional. She is also an author of the book. We Remember: Cameos of Pioneer Life, a social history of Singapore using oral history as a medium of documentation. She has lived most of her life overseas.