23 December 2008

Culture Shock! Ukraine - Anne Meredith Dalton

This is a book written to explain cultural differences between Ukraine and us. Some of it came in very handy while we were there. Not so much in the bigger cities where Ukraininas have become more western tolerant, but in the smaller towns, where tradition still reigns.

I will never be sure, but I know by following s few of the guidelines in the book I should not have offended people. At least they did not look at me funny or have to correct me in my ways. :-)

The problem with the book is that it is dated. The world changes. The people change. The book remains the same. It is a bummer because it was useful when it was written. Now you have to glean out the stuff you can and can't use.

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