Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Culture

Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Culture

by Emma Boyle


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Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!: A Quick Guide to Customs and Culture by Emma Boyle

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857334760
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication date: 03/24/2009
Series: Culture Smart! Series
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.50(d)

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.

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