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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

"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

" useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

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

About the Author

HELOISE CROWTHER is a British travel writer who specializes in Central America. Currently based in Costa Rica and London, she writes for guidebooks and English newspapers. She spent five years traveling in Latin America, and lived in Panama for three, during which time she wrote extensively about the country. Heloise was the major specialist contributor to Panama: The Bradt Travel Guide, which won the 2005 Best Guide Book Award from the British Guild of Travel Writers.

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Crowther, Heloise
Social life and customs
Central America
Panama - Social life and customs
Etiquette - Panama
TRAVEL / Central America
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Trade paper
Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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6.82x4.18x.45 in. .37 lbs.

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