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Vietnam - Culture Smart!
Vietnam - Culture Smart!

Vietnam - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!

TRAVEL

200 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

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

Publication Date: March 2021

ISBN 9781787028531

Rights: WOR

Kuperard (Mar 2021)

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Overview

Discover the warmth and humor of this tough, resilient people

Don't just see the sights—get to know the people. Vietnam is one of the most fascinating destinations in Southeast Asia. Having emerged from two decades of war, it has undergone a period of rapid and far-reaching change, and its people have their eyes fixed firmly on the horizon. Culture Smart! Vietnam is for those who want to learn about the traditional values, sensibility, and modern way of life of the Vietnamese. It explains deep-seated attitudes and describes some of the social, economic, and cultural changes now under way. Aimed at dispelling common misconceptions, it gives practical advice on what to expect and how to behave in unfamiliar situations in order to help you discover for yourself the warmth and humor of this tough, resilient people. Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.

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."—Easy Jet Magazine

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world."—New York Times

Author Biography

Geoffrey Murray is an English-born journalist, author, and teacher who has lived and worked in the Asia-Pacific region for more than sixty years.