Uzbekistan: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
Culture Smart! Uzbekistan will take you beyond the standarddescriptions of minarets, kebabs with vodka, embroidered skullcaps,and Soviet-style bureaucracy. It will make you aware of the valuesystems, attitudes, and behaviors of the different cultural groupsin the country, and offer an insider's view of Uzbekistan'sfascinating history, national traditions, various cuisines, andcultural scene. It will tell you what the peoples of Uzbekistan arelike at home, at play, and in business, and give practical adviceon how to behave in different situations so as to make the most outof your visit. Uzbekistan is a land of paradoxes, both enjoyableand surprising for foreign visitors. It is famous for its fabulousarchitectural monuments and the exotic spirit of the Great SilkRoad, the ancient trade route connecting East and West. Uzbekistanis a multicultural society where old and revived traditions coexistwith modernity.