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Tanzania - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture [Kindle Edition]

Quintin Winks
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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
* dos, 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

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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." --Sunday Times Travel

About the Author

QUINTIN WINKS is a Canadian journalist, freelance writer, and photographer.After graduating in journalism from the Langara College,Vancouver, he spent several years reporting for Canadian newspapers.His passion for writing and interest in culture led him to East Africa, where he based himself in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. From his inner-city apartment, Quintin wrote monthly columns for the Dar Guide and contributed to Zanzibar s Karibu magazine, This Day newspaper, and PAA, Precision Airways in-flight magazine, and used the rest of his time to explore East Africa. Quintin has contributed to a variety of news and travel publications across North America. He has also published photography from Iceland to Botswana, Bolivia to the Canadian Arctic, and many cultures and landscapes in between. Now based on Vancouver Island and writing for a daily newspaper, his latest book project explores the decline of community news in North America.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1136 KB
  • Print Length: 169 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1857334833
  • Publisher: Kuperard (11 Jan. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G8P3MC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #112,648 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A typical Essential guide in that it gives in an easy to read version all that we need to know about Tanzania
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This book is really well written and has given me a really good insight into the Tanzanian culture and customs I don't think you'd get from a normal guide book. I'll know better when I get there how accurate it is but it's definitely been an interesting read :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Dec. 2014
By Mattia
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Great guide! Complete and detailed, giving important cultural informations. The best way to discover Tanzania and its people.
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5.0 out of 5 stars invaluable book. Great value. Very informative. 2 Feb. 2015
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Great book. Very useful research book to read before my daughter travels to Tanzania for charity, this summer.
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