Spain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture by Belén Aguado ViguerSpain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture by Belén Aguado Viguer

Spain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & Culture

byBelén Aguado Viguer

Paperback | July 1, 2016

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For many, Spain conjures up images of rapacious conquistadors, the unworldly Don Quixote, brave bullfighters, fiery flamenco dancers, and brilliant artists. All true enough—but how does the reality conform to these stereotypes? The Spanish people are certainly distinctive. Visitors are often astounded by their vitality, entranced by their friendliness, and driven mad by their frequent indulgence of their friends and relatives. They tend to be proud, passionate, spontaneous, generous, and loyal; they can also be procrastinators, individualistic to a fault, suspicious, and, not least, very noisy! Spain has had a major impact on European and world history. This is the nation that enjoyed a golden age of enlightenment, that discovered America and gathered in its riches, and that left the great legacy of its culture and its language, today spoken by over four hundred million people. In the early twentieth century, Spain suffered a bitter civil war and a stultifying dictatorship, from which it emerged in the late seventies to become again an integral part of Europe and the international arena. Culture Smart! Spain explores the complex human realities of modern Spanish life. It describes how history and geography have created both regional differences and shared values and attitudes. It reveals what the Spaniards are like at home, and in business, and how they socialize. It prepares you for their boundless energy and widespread religious devotion; and offers practical tips on how to behave and make the very most of your visit. The better you understand the Spanish people, the more you will be enriched by your experience of this vital, warm, and varied country—where the individual is important, and the enjoyment of life is paramount.
Belén Aguado Viguer is a protocol, diplomacy, and tourism expert. She graduated in Tourism at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, continued with an MBA in Protocol, Event Management, and Institutional Relations at the Universidad Camilo José Cela (Madrid), and completed an MA in International Business and Diplomacy at the London A...
Title:Spain - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide To Customs & CultureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 0.52 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:KuperardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1857338383

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought this one after my ancestry dna results were in!! Was quite surprised to find out that i had some Spanish dna so i purchased this book out of curiosity.. Whether you are an armchair traveller or you actually wish to visit the country, you should consider this book. Fascinating factual book, illustrations, customs, food etc. Also things to avoid, best time of year to go and usually some language expressions. Not a big book either, fits nicely into your purse or bag.
Date published: 2017-07-21

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