Kenya - Culture Smart! by Jane Barsby
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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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 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
 

About Jane Barsby

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JANE BARSBY is an English journalist, travel writer, and PR consultant who has lived in Kenya for sixteen years. She has featured regularly in magazines such as Travel Africa, Msafiri (the in-flight magazine of Kenya Airways), and Travel News and Leisure East Africa, and is the author of a series of guidebooks on the Kenyan national parks and reserves. Formerly an international conference and exhibition organizer with experience in Africa, China, Russia, Europe, and America, Jane has organized numerous trade exhibitions and conferences in Kenya. She works extensively with the Kenyan hotel and tourism industry, and has also undertaken a number of commissions for the United Nations in Kenya and in Sudan.
 
Published September 14, 2010 by Kuperard. 169 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Travel. Non-fiction

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