Mexico - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Don't just see the sights―get to know the people.
The third-largest country in Latin America, Mexico is hugely diverse, having both rural backwaters where time seems to have stood still and manic urban centers like Mexico City, one of the most densely populated and exciting cities in the world.
This complex and fascinating country is where European and American civilizations first clashed. The repercussions of the meeting in 1519 between the Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés and the Aztec Emperor Montezuma II, and the subsequent devastation wrought by the Spanish conquest, is still felt today.
Culture Smart! Mexico takes you to the heart of Mexican society and introduces you to the proud, spiritual, dynamic, fatalistic, and fun-loving people who call this country home. It describes how people socialize, the dynamics of daily life, the importance of family, and the annual cycle of feasts and fiestas. There’s advice on how to negotiate a Mexican menu, as well as information on traveling safely, communicating, and provides you with the tools you need to make the most of your time in Mexico.
Have a more meaningful and successful time abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on values, attitudes, customs, and daily life will help you make the most of your visit, while tips on etiquette and communication will help you navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.
Praise for Mexico - 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
"...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas,"
"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,"
- New York Times
"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers,"
-Sunday Times Travel
"...as useful as they are entertaining,"
- Easy Jet Magazine