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Estonia - Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture [Paperback]

Clare Thomson

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29 Oct 2007
Don't pack anxiety in your suitcase! By reading Culture Smart! Estonia before you go, will ease your travel, help you to make friends and avoid confusion. Culture Smart! Estonia will help you to understand local manners, customs and laws. Culture Smart! Estonia goes the extra mile to help you brush up on your cultural small talk and will make you confident in leaving your comfort zone far behind. Walk hand in hand with a Culture Smart! guide and avoid misunderstandings that could cost you valuable time, money and enjoyment...With Culture Smart! Estonia you will learn about daily living, historical perspectives, taboos, business etiquette, eating and drinking and much more, allowing you to experience the country like a native. Be responsible, be Culture Smart! Culture Smart! provides rare insights, and practical guidance, into cultures. The values, behaviour and customs of peoples have been formed over centuries which is why the unique information in Culture Smart! guides do not date in the same way as ordinary travel guides. Culture Smart! enables you to step into a world untouched by other guidebooks.

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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. --Various

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CLARE THOMSON, born in London to an Estonian mother and a Scottish father, is a journalist, travel writer, and teacher. She read English at Jesus College, Cambridge. Her first book was The Singing Revolution, an eye-witness account of the collapse of Communism in the Baltic States. Clare has worked as a journalist and freelance writer in Brussels and London. She has written and collaborated on several guidebooks about Belgium and the Baltics, and contributed articles to British newspapers, including the Times, the Independent, and the Sunday Times. She and her family are regular visitors to Tallinn.

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Bigger than Belgium but smaller than Slovakia, Estonia is the historical meeting point of East-West trading routes. Read the first page
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding cultural overview 6 Jan 2008
By David - Published on Amazon.com
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This book presents a very current, accurate and insightful overview of Estonian culture. Each topic is presented clearly and concisely but in appropriate depth: land and people, values and attitudes, festivals and celebrations, making friends, daily life, time out, traveling, business briefing, communicating. The book is an excellent companion to travel guides like the Lonely Planet or Bradt series (which I also recommend). It is a must-read for anyone with more than a passing interest in this small but fascinating nation, and will be of great benefit to travelers and businesspeople planning to spend any appreciable time (read: more than a day or two) in Estonia.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good cultural examination 21 Mar 2013
By dannyswafford - Published on Amazon.com
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The book gives a good understanding of how the Estonian culture is, and also gives background information about why. When discussion religion, it examines the Lutheran history, the Soviet restrictions on religion, and the effects those restrictions have to these days. The book discusses a wide variety of cultural stereotypes, disproves some, and expands on others. It is an in-depth look, it doesn't simply just take talking points and go with them. Research is done, and first hand experiences are provided. It provides a good overview of the issues that the country finds itself dealing with (good and bad), and is good for travelers to understand cultural norms.
5.0 out of 5 stars Estonia Culture 29 Aug 2010
By Rev. N. R. Pearkes - Published on Amazon.com
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It is essential to know something about the culture and manners of a country.this little book has pepared me for my first visit to Estonia in a way the usual guide book could not.
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