Portugal - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

By Sandy Guedes De Queiroz

Kuperard, 9781857333329, 168pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006



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.

About the Author

Sandy Guedes de Queiroz is a bicultural writer, interpreter, event manager, and cofounder of Talented Women in Portugal. Educated in London (UK) and Toronto, she earned her undergraduate degree in film and communications from McGill University in Montreal, and a postgraduate degree in marketing from Catolica University in Lisbon, Portugal. A native of Lisbon, she currently lives in Porto with her husband and two children.