Culture Smart! Peru: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette by John Forrest

Culture Smart! Peru: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

John Forrest and Julia Porturas
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Details

  • ISBN
    9781857333367 / 1857333365
  • Title Culture Smart! Peru: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette
  • Author John Forrest and Julia Porturas
  • Category Travel & Holiday Guides
  • Format
    Paperback
  • Year 2006
  • Pages 168
  • Publisher
    Kuperard
  • Imprint Kuperard
  • Edition
    12000th
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 107mm x 11mm x 174mm

Annotation

Getting a plane ticket is easy—getting a culture is complicated. Written by locals, this guide to the customs and etiquette of Peru reveals the common beliefs and attitudes on everything from dining to business etiquette to gift giving.

Publisher 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
  • 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

Review
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.

Author Biography

JOHN FORREST is a teacher and writer based in London. He first traveled to Peru in 1981, after graduating with a BA Comb.Hons in Geography and Statistics from Exeter University. He returned to Peru regularly to lead study tours and to research, write, and publish his own travel guide. He is a committee member of the Anglo-Peruvian Society and continues to visit Peru as Chairman of the Tambopata Reserve Society. JULIA PORTURAS was born in Peru and studied at La Catolica University in Lima and Birkbeck College, London. She graduated with a BA Hons in Hispanic and Latin American Studies. In Peru, she worked for several years for a major state enterprise, and she is now an administrator in London. John and Julia are both contributors to Footprint's South American guides.

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Culture Smart! Peru: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette