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Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture [Kindle Edition]

Emma Boyle
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Book Description

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
* dos, 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

"...as useful as they are entertaining." Easyjet Magazine

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


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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.

About the Author

EMMA BOYLE is a British journalist and photographer who has lived in Sri Lanka since 2003. After graduating from Liverpool University in Philosophy and Politics she took a year out to travel, during which time she wrote for a variety of publications as she made her way around the world. Sri Lanka was the last stop on her journey, and it was to this country that she came back to pursue her passions of writing and photography. Emma now lives on the south coast of Sri Lanka with her Sri Lankan partner. She continues to contribute travel-related articles to a range of national and international magazines, publications, and newspapers, which have included The Sunday Times travel magazine and the Sri Lankan and Emirates in-flight magazines, and provides brochure and Web copy for the international travel company In Style.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1085 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1857334760
  • Publisher: Kuperard; New edition edition (January 11, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G5ZYBU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #692,217 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read and pack January 24, 2014
By vlw
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A compact guide that gives good information and easy to pack. It gives a flavor of the country and people
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not informative at all. Trivial in many cases January 9, 2014
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This compilations of rumors about the country, created by largely uninformed travelers, and inept editors, I found useless for a real understanding of the country. The Wikipedia page was far more illuminating.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Nice read December 22, 2014
By Flex
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This is a nice informative read on the beautiful pearl of the Indian sea. It touches on most customs and gives a good idea of what to expect and how to react. Said this, the volume has many redundancies, which has the advantage of making the reader familiar with the concepts, but all in all these redundancies are simply too many.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very informational. October 5, 2014
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Very good overview of Sri Lanka.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super quality & service. Thank you September 21, 2014
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Great product.
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