CultureShock! Philippines: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette
CultureShock! Philippines is a survival guide for anyone living, working or wanting to discover life in the Philippines. Settling into a foreign land is never easy but with this book, you will learn to understand the importance of amor-propio, appreciate the Filipino ways and learn about the history and culture of this diverse country. Find out the importance of family to the FIlipinos, how to communicate with the locals and learn the appropriate business etiquette. Packed with a resource guide, glossary, contact numbers and useful advice, CultureShock! Philippines is essential for anyone wanting to fit in and enjoy life in the Philippines.
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OVERVIEW AND HISTORY
EATING AND ENTERTAINING
CULTURE AND TRAVEL
FAST FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES
DOS AND DONTS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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