I just finished read about CultureShock! Germany, a survival guide to customs and etiquette. The book which is one of CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those who are looking to truly understand the country, Germany itself. The author, Richard Lord share all the information necessary for anyone to stay or study abroad in Germany more effectively.
Here is the synopsis of the book;
CultureShock! Germany dispels the stereotypes and explores the realities of unified Germany, giving readers an insight into its varied people and customs. Find out how a makler can help you locate the right accommodation, be aware of the importance of health insurance and prepare yourself for the short German work week that comes complete with an annual 30 days of holiday. Understand what it is to be an Auslander and take advantage of the practical information on how to fit in and settle into a country that is still recovering from the scars of World War II and the separation of east and west. Learn to appreciate the various versions of wurst and the different types of beer. CultureShock! Germany is the definitive guide for anyone who wants to settle well into German society.
The book is really worth to read, personally for me. I like to read about other customs and etiquette from different places/countries. *Hurm, maybe because I like to travel too; to different places of course!
By the way, Happy Teacher’s Day to all my teachers.