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

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

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Publication Date: June 27th, 2024
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At first sight, modern-day Egypt is an unruly and chaotic place: a cacophony of sounds, an overload of smells, and a swirling visual feast. Ancient church domes and medieval minarets share the same space with fast-food chains and chic air-conditioned café s.
Egyptian society has undergone dramatic changes in recent years, yet tradition and deeply conservative views prevail. Culture Smart! Egypt explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life, outlines the country’ s history, and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibility. It explains the key values and attitudes, guides you through local customs and traditions, and opens a window into the private lives of Egyptians and offers advice on how to get a long with them and how to be a good guest.

About the Author

Isabella Morris is a full-time writer and editor based in Alexandria, Egypt. She is the author of six books, including Culture Smart! South Africa, and dozens of short stories that have been published in international anthologies and translated into Arabic. She has an MA in writing from Wits University, and teaches fiction and travel writing.

Praise for Egypt - 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,"


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

Sunday Times Travel

" useful as they are entertaining,"

Easy Jet Magazine