Czech Republic - Culture Smart! A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette

ISBN-10: 1857333349

ISBN-13: 9781857333343

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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

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Book details

List price: $9.95
Publisher: Kuperard Publishers
Publication date: 9/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 168
Size: 4.75" wide x 6.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.374
Language: English

Map of Czech Republic
Introduction
Key Facts
Land and People
Geography
Brief History
The Czech Government
The Czech Economy
Czechs Around the World
Values and Attitudes
Resilience
Reserve
Cleverness
Neni Mozne
Attitudes Toward Foreigners and Visible Minorities
Attitudes Toward Women
Hierarchy and Titles
Wealth and Money
Nostalgia
National Pride
Religion
Festivals and Customs
The Christmas Season
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Easter
Spring Weddings, Summer Holidays
Fall Celebrations
Birthdays and Name Days
Making Friends
Formality Rules the Day
Making Conversation
Friendship
Czech Hospitality
Czech Names
At Home
Housing
The Czech Family
The Chata
For the Love of Cars
Everyday Shopping
Work Life
The Czech Education System
Military and Civil Service
Time Out
Culture Vultures
Shopping: The New Leisure Activity
Sight-Seeing
Eating and Drinking
Czech Food
Travel, Health, and Security
Money
Public Transportation
Taxis
Renting a Car
Trains and Buses
Walking
A Word About Accessibility
Finding Your Way
Security
Health Matters
Where to Stay
Business Briefing
Timing a Visit
Preparing for Business
Introductions and Getting Started
The Language Barrier
Hierarchy and Seniority
Negotiating
Reaching Agreement
Fulfillment
Socializing and Work
Communicating
The Czech Language
The Physical Side
Communicating with the Outside World
Conclusion
Some Czech Firsts
Further Reading and Viewing
Index
Acknowledgments
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