Dominican Republic: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture (Culture Smart!)
If you are looking for a country where everything works likeclockwork, now might be a good time to turn back. The DominicanRepublic has something for almost everyone, but not for obsessiveperfectionists. If you can relax and go with the flow you willexperience a land diverse in environment, a rich culture, aturbulent history, some infuriating idiosyncrasies, and a peoplewhose friendliness is legendary.Flamboyant, resilient, generous, and headstrong, the Dominicans’psyche embodies their historical inheritance and reflects thediversity of their ethnicity and of the physical landscapeitself.Culture Smart! Dominican Republic offers a tantalising insightinto the country and its people. Every aspect of Dominican life istouched by the key values of the importance of the family and theweight given to personal relationships and belief systems. Thisunderstanding of why people do the things they do, in the way theydo them, underpins the practical advice offered on to how to behavein a Dominican home, in social and in work settings.Though comprehensive and concise, the book is only a taster. Themain course arrives when you visit!