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Costa Rica - Culture Smart!


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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 sensitiveissues. 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 confidentin 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 willhelp 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, wonderfuland 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 YorkTimes


"From the Trade Paperback edition."

About the Author

JANE KOUTNIK is a teacher, translator, writer, and craft jeweler who has lived in Costa Rica for nearly thirty years. After graduating in Philosophy and English from the University of California at San Diego, she traveled to Costa Rica, fell in love with the country, and decided to call it home. Over the years she has worked for mutual English—Spanish understanding in her local rural community, and has contributed to several guidebooks and tourist magazines. Her passion for the environment has led to intensive time and energy dedicated to conservation, working with the government, the local community, and environmental groups.

Table of Contents

Land and people — Values and attitudes — Customs and traditions — Making friends — Costa ricans at home — Time out — Traveling — Business briefing — Communicating.

Product Details

Travel : Central America
Koutnik, Jane
TRAVEL / Central America
Reference : Etiquette
Business & Economics : Business Etiquette
Social Science : Popular Culture - General
Publication Date:
May 2010

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Management
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Reference » Etiquette
Travel » Central America

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