Culture Briefing: Belgium
THE BELGIAN PEOPLE
Customs and Ways
Do's and Don'ts
HOME AND FAMILY
The Role of Women
Health and Welfare
Food and Dining
EDUCATING THE CHILDREN
MAKING A LIVING
PASSING LEISURE TIME
USEFUL INTERNET LINKS
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Culture Briefing Belgium gives you current, in-depth information found in no
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etiquette as well as the traditions and beliefs of the Belgian people.
Whether traveling to Belgium, working on a class paper or doing business with
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life in Belgium.
With Culture Briefing: Belgium you’ll discover the character, values, beliefs
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With Culture Briefing: Belgium you'll learn:
• what you typically need to do to develop a friendship with a Belgian
• proper etiquette for dining with Belgians
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• guidelines to follow when visiting a Belgian's home
•what topics of conversation to avoid when talking with a Belgian
• why Belgians generally do not have national pride
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• what language NOT to use when speaking to a Flemish Belgian who
doesn't speak English
• what problem is tearing at the very seams of the country
• what unusual type of racing is popular with rural Belgians - they bet on
• what remedy Belgium's king sees as being likely to reduce ethnic tensions
• what Belgian philosophy has given the country the world's lowest
percentage of poor people
• what Belgians put on their French fries in place of ketchup
• the main focus of Belgian pastimes
• what medium Belgium's master artists developed
• the one main factor affecting Belgian politics, religion and education
• and much, much more.
Who will benefit from Culture Briefing: Belgium
Culture Briefing: Belgium is an essential tool for:
• Travelers, whether on a tour or traveling independently, who are curious
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Frequent updates assure current information
Research is ongoing and Culture Briefing: Belgium's approximately 7,900
words are frequently updated, assuring you it contains current information.
Special features improve usefulness
Culture Briefing: Belgium contains special features that increase its
• A complete table of contents linked to the text lets you find information
• A “Do's and Don’ts” list helps keep you on the right foot.
• A “Fast Facts” box provides quick reference to the names of Belgium's
current heads of state and government as well as quality-of-life statistics.
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Culture Briefing: Belgium offers solid, authoritative information. It is produced
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periods in a variety of foreign cultures and writing about travel, geography
and culture for both the popular press and college-level textbooks.
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