May 10 2008

Book Review: Culture Shock! A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette, by Claire Wallerstein

One of the strengths of this book is that it covers not only living in Costa Rica, but doing business there as well. Here’s the synopsis from “CultureShock! Costa Rica is an indispensable companion for anyone who wishes to live and work amongst Central America’s famously friendly people. Life in Costa Rica often turns out to be more complicated than it seems at first glance but this book will not only help you quedar bien (be on good terms) with the Ticos, it will also provide practical tips on how to settle down in the country, such as where to stay and how to get around. Learn about local attitudes and tradition, and how to maneuver through the country’s business customs and environment. CultureShock! Costa Rica will help you adapt to this intriguing society while appreciating its fascinating and unique qualities.”

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