Culture Smart! Hungary: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette (Paperback)

A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

By Brian McLean

Kuperard, 9781857333350, 168pp.

Publication Date: October 17, 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

Brian McLean is a British translator and journalist. He spent periods in Japan and Austria before settling in Hungary in 1977. He is the author of Escape Routes: Ten Excursions from Budapest. He has translated about fifty, mainly scholarly, books, including Gabriella Balla's Herend (an illustrated history of the porcelain factory), Political Economy of Socialism by Janos Kornai, and The Holy Crown of Hungary by Endre Toth and Karoly Szelenyi.