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 cleaCulture 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 .".".as useful as they are entertaining." "Easyjet Magazine .".".offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world." "New York Times"...
|Title||:||Culture Smart! Egypt: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture|
|Number of Pages||:||168 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Culture Smart! Egypt: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Reviews
A good, quick guide to Eypt's past and present, though this edition is a bit outdated since it was published pre-revolution. However, I really wish I had read it before coming. It could have helped me from making some false assumptions and possibly kept me from appearing rude.An example:Whenever my husband and I meet an Egyptian man, the Egyptian will shake hands with my husband but not offer me his hand. I chalked this up to some idea that perhaps it frowned upon for women to greet others/touch the opposite sex this way. I was incorrect. The Egyptian men were waiting for me to extend my hand first (which I wasn't doing, not knowing how they felt about a "woman's place"), and would not presume to make the gesture first. So, there was nothing about "keeping me in my place" and everything about respecting an unknown woman.
Book number 15 of 2007 is the Culture Smart Egypt: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette. A pleasant read, this guide gives what seems to be an excellent overview of the customs, traditions and history of Egypt. It was useful reading; must read again before the trip in March (2008).
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