Express Yourself!: The Essential Guide to International Understanding
Navigating the treacherous waters of communication across cultures has never been easy. Most of us make blunders at some point in our travels--whether from our own ignorance or via mistaken attempts to be one with the natives. Here at last is a sound and savvy guide to communicating effectively in 45 different countries, whether through body language or by saying a few choice words that will impress your hosts. As a follow-up to the best-selling Behave Yourself, this book is destined to become a much needed companion for business and leisure travelers alike.
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Contents Argentina 8 Japan
Hong Kong 59 Taiwan
Czech Republic 35 Russia
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