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Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!
Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!

Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781857338850

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

Kuperard (Jun 2019)

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Overview

Providing information not found in standard guides about daily interactions, cultural dos and don'ts, etiquette, and the ways business is conducted

Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, this resource-rich, lovely island just off the southern tip of India is full of contrast and diversity. Despite the lingering tension between the different religious and ethnic groups in the wake of a bloody civil war, and the glaring inequality between the wealthy elite and rural villagers, all Sri Lankans share a great respect for family, home, and friendship, and pride in their beautiful country. In return, politeness, respect, and a genuine attempt to understand their culture, and acceptance of their relaxed pace of life, are key to gaining their acceptance. Whether visiting for business or for pleasure, Culture Smart! Sri Lanka is the ideal travel companion. By offering insights into Sri Lankan daily life, at home and in the workplace, and describing what Sri Lankans enjoy and how they interact socially, this volume will greatly enrich any experience among this resilient, welcoming people.

Author Biography

Emma Boyle is a freelance travel writer who has lived in Sri Lanka since 2003. A graduate from Liverpool University in Philosophy and Politics, she has traveled extensively around Southeast Asia and written features on a range of subjects, from destinations and activities to food and lifestyle. Emma is the co-author of a number of Rough Guides titles, including Sri Lanka, Cambodia, India, and Australia, and her work has been featured in The Guardian, Destinations of the World News, The Sunday Times travel magazine, Open Skies, Going Places, Get Lost, and High Life.