About the Book
Chock-full of useful tips and information, this book covers a wide range of practical issues, such as how to get your blue card, ways to get settled into your new home, and how to conduct business in the Sri Lankan environment. Find out how to communicate with the Sri Lankans and how to enjoy their delicious curries without needing a fire extinguisher! Discover what lies beneath the Sri Lankan profile and how religion, castle and politics influence the lives of the locals. The book also guides you on the customs and cultural ways of the Sri Lankans and how you can integrate seamlessly into their society. Written in an easy-to-read style, CultureShock! Sri Lanka is the guide you must have to truly enjoy your stand in this country,
About the Series
CultureShock! is a comprehensive, dynamic and indispensable guide for travelers looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting, as well as expatriates settling into a new assignment in a foreign land. Each title explains the customs, traditions, social and business etiquette in a lively and informative style. CultureShock! Authors, all of whom have experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation, provide warm and informative advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures. the books have a friendly and honest writing style and are full of personal experiences, practical advise and useful information.
About the Author
Robert Barlas was born in England, but has always had the wanderlust in his veins. At the age of 19, he migrated to Canada. A retired teacher, Bob has made a career out of working in international education all over the world, concentrating mainly in Asia. While teaching in the Oversea;s Children's School in Colombo, Bob and his family travelled all over Sri Lanka and made a large number in Sri Lankan friends. The Barlases left Sri Lanka in 1989 and returned to their home in Canada. Bob enjoys reading, writing, skiing, sailing, and, of course, travelling!
Nanda Pethiyagoda Wanasundera was born near Kandy, in central Sri Lanka. She had conservative upbringing until she attended teacher training college. She married Suriya Wansundera, hers being a love marriage, unlike her sibling's, all of whom consented to proposed matches, After 20 years of teaching, she obtained professional qualifications an shifted to librarianship. She has two sons and is not a grandmother of two boys. The abiding passion in her life is her love for her country and she has been to many parts of rural and remote Sri Lanka. Her main interests are meeting people, films and the theatre and reading about them. She is a practicing Buddhist and strives to accept both the good and unsatisfactory in her life and in her country with equanimity.