Culture Smart! provides priceless nuggets of cultural information on Slovenia not found in a standard guidebook. Whether you are looking to secure a business deal, enrich your travels, or simply better understand Slovenia, its people and customs, Culture Smart! provides the information in a clear and highly readable guide. Rather than get bogged down with where to stay, where to eat, and where to go; provide yourself with the knowledge of what makes the country tick and experience Slovenia as a local. Culture Smart! provides rare insights, and practical guidance, into cultures. The values, behaviour and customs of peoples have been formed over centuries which is why the unique information in Culture Smart! guides do not date in the same way as ordinary travel guides. Culture Smart! enables you to step into a world untouched by other guidebooks.
Jason Blake teaches in the English Department at the University of Ljubljana. Born and raised in Toronto, he has been living in Slovenia since 2000. In addition to a PhD in English literature, he has an MA in German, and before moving to Slovenia he spent over three years studying and working in Germany and Austria. He has translated widely from Slovenian (and less widely from German), primarily in the area of cultural studies. Among his published translations are five books, myriad articles, as well as over a dozen short stories by different authors. He is the author of Canadian Hockey Literature, and a book-length essay-writing guide that focuses on cultural differences between Slovenian and English writing. In 2007/2008 he worked as a language trainer preparing civil servants for Slovenia's presidency of the European Union.
Brief History - Politics - Economic Life - Traditions - Friendships & Family - Relationships - Bureaucracy - Religion - Humour - Local Holidays - Taboos - Invitations - Gifts - Dress - Business etiquette - Punctuality & Appointments - Team working - Communication - Negotiating - Women in Society - Tips - Eating Out - Traditional Food - Dos and Don't - Making Friends