Sri Lanka - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Paperback)

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Known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean, this resource-rich, lovely island just off the southern tip of India is full of contrast and diversity. Despite the lingering tension between the different religious and ethnic groups in the wake of a bloody civil war, and the glaring inequality between the wealthy elite and rural villagers, all Sri Lankans share a great respect for family, home, and friendship, and pride in their beautiful country. In return, politeness, respect, and a genuine attempt to understand their culture, and acceptance of their relaxed pace of life, are key to gaining their acceptance. Whether visiting for business or for pleasure, Culture Smart! Sri Lanka is the ideal travel companion. By offering insights into Sri Lankan daily life, at home and in the workplace, and describing what Sri Lankans enjoy and how they interact socially, this volume will greatly enrich any experience among this resilient, welcoming people.

About the Author

Emma Boyle is a freelance travel writer who has lived in Sri Lanka since 2003. A graduate from Liverpool University in Philosophy and Politics, she has traveled extensively around Southeast Asia and written features on a range of subjects, from destinations and activities to food and lifestyle. Emma is the co-author of a number of Rough Guides titles, including Sri Lanka, Cambodia, India, and Australia, and her work has been featured in The Guardian, Destinations of the World News, The Sunday Times travel magazine, Open Skies, Going Places, Get Lost, and High Life.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781857338850
ISBN-10: 1857338855
Publisher: Kuperard
Publication Date: June 24th, 2019
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Culture Smart!