Belgium   Culture Smart
  • Publisher : Kuperard
  • Release : 30 June 2022
  • ISBN : 9781787023130
  • Page : 200 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

Get a book entitled Belgium Culture Smart , was written by Bernadett Varga and published by Kuperard. This book was released on 30 June 2022 with total pages 200. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Don't just see the sights—get to know the people. Belgium has somehow acquired the reputation of being Europe's most boring country—a reputation that is entirely undeserved. But perhaps this bland image is a smokescreen, the conventional exterior hiding a subversive sense of humor, a surreal imagination, and a deep-rooted disdain for authority. Or perhaps it is a camouflage, a way in which Belgium, still overrun—however peacefully—by foreigners, can keep a few of its secrets to itself. Two main factors seem to determine the values Belgians hold and the ways they approach life: the effects of the linguistic divide, and the country's long history of exposure to other cultures through trade, war, and occupation—its experience of being simultaneously very small and very strategically placed. Culture Smart! Belgium will help you navigate these swirling waters. It is for anyone who wants to understand Belgian society and encounter it with sensitivity and poise. We trace the land's turbulent history and look at how the past has shaped the collective and personal values of today's Belgians. We look at the Belgian people at work, at play, and at home, and offer tips to help you get along with the people you will meet, on both sides of the divide, and navigate the new situations that you are likely to encounter. Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.


Belgium Author: Mandy Macdonald
Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Publishing
Relase: 2005
ISBN: 1558689044