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
About the Author
Lara Belonogoff is an American travel writer and journalist who has lived and worked in Lithuania for a number of years. She has a B.A. Hons in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MFA in Creative Writing from New School University, New York. Lara has worked in Central and Eastern Europe as an editor and writer for the authoritative In Your Pocket city guide series and in the USA. She currently lives in San Francisco and is the supervisor of the copywriting department for Gilbert Guide and unofficially works as a promoter for Lithuanian tourism.