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Christopher Matthew South
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat book.
Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2020
Excellent book for anyone wanting to visit Nepal. Gives lots of background information and hints for visiting.
Very informative as a general overview of Nepal. It is a little out-of-date as there is a new constitution now so the government seems more stable. This book would be helpful for tourists as it has suggestions regarding appropriate behavior.
I bought this guide for my first trip to Nepal and found it quite useful. Being culturally sensitive while travelling is a concern of mine, and as I was staying in Nepal for a while, I wanted to have a background in Nepali customs and cultural norms. If you are unfamiliar with Nepali culture, I recommend picking this book up-- there is a lot to learn. I must add however, that during the three years I have been visiting Nepal, a lot has changed, and some aspects of the culture are becoming more Westernized (women's clothing lengths in particular)-- though mostly in Kathmandu.
5.0 out of 5 starsFull of good tips especially if you're planning a trip to Nepal!
Reviewed in the United States on June 29, 2014
I felt like highlighting practically every sentence. This book is just packed with valuable information. If you're planning a trip to Nepal, or just interested in learning about the culture, this is a quick and easy read to get you acquainted.
5.0 out of 5 starsNepal - CUlture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs and Culture
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2011
I really enjoyed this book, I have lived most of my childhood in Nepal and I can say that it kept me interested and riveted. I loved reading more about the culture of Nepal and things that I didn't know. It will be of great help to anyone who is looking to move to Nepal, good buy please read from cover to cover it is useful. Nepal is a beautiful country please don't compare it, take the country for what it is and judge it on its own merits.
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2012
I really enjoyed this book as it gave a good insight into life and culture in Nepal.
It is easy to read and I found it very helpful with the insights into everyday life, traditions, values and attitudes of the Nepalese people..
It is a very practical book and covers a diverse range of topics giving the reader a depth of understanding of the values, history and respect for the Nepalese people together with descriptions of the varied landscape.
Beautiful readable travel reference filled with useful information about an interesting location with real insight into culture and customs, especially like the quote about asking the age of someone, which they don't mind but may not know because it is not seen as important.
5.0 out of 5 starsDo not go to Nepal until yu have read this book !!!
Reviewed in Canada on March 24, 2016
Simple, clear explanations written in straightforward language. the book touched on all the issues that are important for a visitor to understand. Once a tourist reads the book he will understand behaviours that would appear a mystery otherwise.
I strongly recommend that anyone who plans to visit Nepal read this book first.