Estonia - Culture Smart!

the essential guide to customs & culture

By Clare Thomson
(Kuperard, Paperback, 9781857333534, 168pp.)

Publication Date: October 23, 2007

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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




About the Author

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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