Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs

Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs

Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture [Download] ✤ Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture Author Jailan Zayan – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo s Tahrir Square in January became the flagship o Culture Smart!: ePUB ´ This revised and updated edition of Culture Smart Egypt reveals a country in the throes of change The largely secular revolution that started in Cairo s Tahrir Square in Januarybecame the flagship of the Arab Spring revolts The uprising resulted in a political effervescence, with new parties, movements, and groups all jostling for space in the new political landscape But the situation remains fluid Free elections produced a parliament dominated by Islamists and the country s political and social identity has yet to be defined Egypt s heady Egypt - Kindle - spirit of change is both rooted in and challenged by traditional and deeply conservative values The timeless Egypt that has inspired conquerors, academics, and artists for millennia is home tomillion people who call it Omm Eddunia, Mother of the World It is the people who are Egypt s true wealth They are friendly, cheerful, proud, and renowned for their sense of humor In bringing the narrative up to date, this new edition of Culture Smart Egypt explores the codes and paradoxes of Egyptian life It outlines the country s - Culture Smart!: Epub â history and shows the forces that have shaped its sensibility It explains values and attitudes, and guides you through local customs and traditions It opens a window into the private lives of Egyptians, how they behave at home, and how they interact with foreign visitors It offers practical advice, from how to make friends to avoiding faux pas It sets out to make your encounter as rich as possible by taking you beyond the clich s to the real people.


10 thoughts on “Egypt - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

  1. Miquela Miquela says:

    A good, quick guide to Eypt s past and present, though this edition is a bit outdated since it was published pre revolution However, I really wish I had read it before coming It could have helped me from making some false assumptions and possibly kept me from appearing rude.An example Whenever my husband and I meet an Egyptian man, the Egyptian will shake hands with my husband but not offer me his hand I chalked this up to some idea that perhaps it frowned upon for women to greet others touch A good, quick guide to Eypt s past and present, though this edition is a bit outdated since it was published pre revolution However, I really wish I had read it before coming It could have helped me from making some false assumptions and possibly kept me from appearing rude.An example Whenever my husband and I meet an Egyptian man, the Egyptian will shake hands with my husband but not offer me his hand I chalked this up to some idea that perhaps it frowned upon for women to greet others touch the opposite sex this way I was incorrect The Egyptian men were waiting for me to extend my hand first which I wasn t doing, not knowing how they felt about a woman s place , and would not presume to make the gesture first So, there was nothing about keeping me in my place and everything about respecting an unknown woman


  2. Jeff Jeff says:

    I read up beforehand on every country I intend to visit and have been including books from the Culture Smart series But, after having read about a half dozen of these books, I would say the series is pretty useless Usually a little anti American bias pops up in almost every one, usually with a dos of though our country is poor, we re rich in history, culture and family life On top of all that, this book has a lot of anti Israel bias.There was almost noting here on the pitfalls of dealing wi I read up beforehand on every country I intend to visit and have been including books from the Culture Smart series But, after having read about a half dozen of these books, I would say the series is pretty useless Usually a little anti American bias pops up in almost every one, usually with a dos of though our country is poor, we re rich in history, culture and family life On top of all that, this book has a lot of anti Israel bias.There was almost noting here on the pitfalls of dealing with Muslims and the myriad ways of offending them Nor was there anything about the millions of dollars the country has gotten in aid from the U.S and the hundreds of projects over the last half century that the U.S has funded, though the books are clearly aimed at American readers.You can get a lot better information from the State Department website, so don t waste you money on these


  3. Rob&Maria Scott Rob&Maria Scott says:

    Superb Primer on the Uniqueness of Egypt Well worth the time to read Provides good rules of thumb for living, traveling a o visiting Egypt Short and concise points and outline of the material facilitate its use as a reference as well.


  4. Sherry Howard Sherry Howard says:

    Skimming the SurfaceNot worth the price Contains a general history, ancient and modern, cursory discourse of customs and s, slight travelogue Wikipedia and any general guide book will give as much as this brief treatment.


  5. Bill Bill says:

    Book number 15 of 2007 is the Culture Smart Egypt A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette A pleasant read, this guide gives what seems to be an excellent overview of the customs, traditions and history of Egypt It was useful reading must read again before the trip in March 2008.


  6. Crystal Crystal says:

    something educational


  7. Rebecca Rebecca says:

    UselessLess information than I could have found with 5 minutes of websurfing This book is ertainly not worth wasting money on.


  8. Pelita Hayati Pelita Hayati says:

    nice resume i am traveler


  9. Frank Frank says:

    The title is an apt description good into for the traveler.


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