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Ecuador - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Ecuador - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Current price: $12.99
Publication Date: April 14th, 2022
Publisher:
Kuperard
ISBN:
9781787023000
Pages:
200
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Description

Don’t just see the sights—get to know the people.

The people who inhabit the diverse landscapes of this beautiful land are proud, friendly, hospitable, and hardworking, but to understand the culture in any depth, you need to know the complex historical divisions between the highlands and the coast, and the rigid class and racial discrimination that has dominated the country's history.

This updated edition of the award-winning Culture Smart! Ecuador takes you beyond the usual descriptions of what to see and digs into the heart of this multi-layered nation to give you an insider's view of the people and their traditions, history, food, and culture, and the practical tools to make the most of your time there.

Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.

About the Author

Russell Maddicks is a travel journalist who has spent the last 20 years exploring the countries of Latin America. Originally from the UK and fluent in Spanish, Russell has authored a number of acclaimed travel guides to a host of Latin American countries including Cuba, Mexico, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.

Praise for Ecuador - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

"...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries,"

Global Travel

"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,"

New York Times

"...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas,"

Observer

"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers,"

Sunday Times Travel

"...as useful as they are entertaining,"

Easy Jet Magazine