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Laos (Culture Shock!) Paperback – 5 May 2008

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Marshall Cavendish (5 May 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0761455078
  • ISBN-13: 978-0761455073
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,657,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The CultureShock!" series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style."CultureShock!" authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information.Each "CultureShock!" book contains: insights into the people and their culture and traditions; advice on adapting into the local environment; linguistic help and hints on how to learn the language and do business; a useful list of foreign words and phrases and a comprehensive resource guide; information on how to get the most out of your travel experience; discussion about "CultureShock!"

; Table of Contents; Introduction/Preface/Acknowledgements/Dedication; and, Map - First Impressions, Overview of Land and History, People, Fitting into Society/Socialising with the Locals, Settling In, Food and Entertainment, Enjoying the Culture/Travel, Learning the Language, Doing Business, and Fast Facts.This book also contains: Culture Quiz; Do's and Don'ts; Glossary; Resource Guide; Further Reading;and information about the author. It is intended for expatriate workers settling into a new assignment in a foreign land. They could be single or married with and without families. It is suitable for visitors planning a long-term stay in a foreign country for other reasons other than work e.g. students, short-term overseas attachment, volunteer workers etc.; tourists who are more interested in getting to know the culture and people of a country than the usual tourist spots; and, inquisitive armchair travellers.

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CultureShock! authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, are ideally placed to provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. The books in this series have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advice and useful information.


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