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Mauritius Culture Smart

Author : Tom Cleary
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Mauritius is a conundrum. A small, exotic, multiethnic island nation in the Indian Ocean, to some it is a multicultural "rainbow," a haven of peace, love, and understanding. Others see it as ethnically divided, cultivating only "sugarcane and prejudice." Opinions differ as to whether it is a Creole island, a Hindu-dominated Little India, or a neo-colonial outpost of the French-speaking world. Optimists see it as the biggest social and economic miracle of the post-colonial world, whereas pessimists believe it to be a social accident waiting to happen. For many visitors Mauritius appears to be a carefree tropical paradise, but its complexity will baffle any foreigner who dares to leave the comfort of the luxury beach resort. Daily life is far from idyllic for the majority of the population struggling to reconcile traditional culture and old ethno-religious antagonisms with the demands of the modern world. Mauritius is a very new nation, formed over the past three centuries. Although the South and East Asian influence is very strong, its most defining characteristic is its very multiculturalism. Its traditions reflect the diversity of the people, and Mauritian language, food and religion form an intoxicating medley. Other customs have been created locally and are shared by all, such as the lively and popular musical tradition of sega. Modernization and global economics mean many younger Mauritians now share a common culture and outlook on life, where the sense of being Mauritian outweighs ancestral ties and divisive communalism. Culture Smart! Mauritius will help you make sense of the modern and the traditional, of shared and ancestral culture, and enable you to navigate your way through the contradictions at the heart of modern Mauritius. Show the expected courtesy and respect and you will meet many extraordinary, warm-hearted, patient, and friendly people who are keen to welcome outsiders from any part of the world.

The Rough Guide to Mauritius

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Rough Guides Snapshot Mauritius (includes Port Louis, the northern islands, Black River Gorges National Park, Mahébourg, Blue Bay, Île aux Aigrettes, Le Morne Peninsula and Rodrigues). Rough Guides Snapshot Mauritius is the ultimate travel guide to this idyllic tropical island. It leads you through the country with reliable information and insightful coverage of all the main attractions, from the bustling capital of St Louis and its photogenic historic counterpart, Mahébourg, to the famed beaches of the north and forested slopes of Black River Gorges National Park. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip. Packed with pre-departure advice and practical tips, the Basics section contains all the information you need to travel around Mauritius, including transport, accommodation, food, drink, costs and health, while Contexts fills you in on history, beliefs and music and includes a handy Language section. Full coverage: Port Louis, Turtle Bay, Trou aux Biches, Grand Baie, Grand Gaube, the northern islands, Pamplemousses, Trou d'Eau Douce, Île aux Cerfs, the Bambous Mountains, Vieux Grand Port, Tamarin Falls, Curepipe, Le Pouce and the Moka Mountains, the Black River Gorges National Park, Mahébourg, Blue Bay and Pointe d'Esny, Île aux Aigrettes, La Vanille Réserve des Mascareignes, Souillac, Bel Ombre, Flic en Flac, Tamarin, Chamarel, La Gaulette, Le Morne Peninsula and Rodrigues and its offshore islands.

Argentina Culture Smart

Author : Robert Hamwee
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The second-largest country in South America, Argentina has been through great changes in recent years. Its journey from dictatorship to democracy has left many scars, but these are largely eclipsed by the pride and resilience of the Argentinian people, who have developed a style, a language, and a joie de vivre that are all their own.The political maelstroms the country has experienced have had a profound effect on its economy, its people, and its relationship with the rest of the world. Despite this, the generosity, warmth, and openness of the Argentinians continue to place Argentina at the top of any list of must-visit countries. Its unique geography provides a plethora of enticing and captivating destinations, from the mesmerizing wonders of the glaciers or the bucolic landscapes of the Andes valleys to the buzz and excitement of Buenos Aires, famous for its nightlife, gastronomy, and cultural life.This new, updated edition of Culture Smart! Argentina looks at the attitudes and values of the people today and how they have adapted to the challenges and events over the last decade. From their immense pride in an Argentinian pope, to their passion for football and their constant striving for political and economic stability, this book provides a key to understanding the richness and complexity of Argentinian culture. It focuses on their attitude to life, business, and family to help you adapt to their working style and practices, so that you know how to behave appropriately and what to expect in return. It touches upon how Argentinian identity has been shaped over time and the reasons behind many of the traditions, beliefs, and norms of these complicated but amazing people.

Smart cities

Author : Netexplo
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Triennial Survey of Education in Mauritius

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The Women s Liberation Movement in Mauritius

Author : Muvman Liberasyon Fam (Mauritius)
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Mauritius

Author : Carol Wright
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The History and Culture of the Indian People British paramountcy and Indian renaissance

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African Business

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Mauritius R union Seychelles

Author : Sarina Singh
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Each of these three islands are melting pots of races, religions and cultures. This travel guide suggests visiting the Seychelles for the beaches, Reunion for the mountains and the alpine scenery, and Mauritius for the people and culture, and includes advice and information on all."

Travel Smart

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International Understanding at School

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Father of the Nation

Author : Anand Mulloo
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Asia and Africa Today

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Braby s Commercial Directory of Southern Africa

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Chemist and Druggist

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Commonwealth Universities Yearbook

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Language Culture and Values in Canada at the Dawn of the 21st Century

Author : André Lapierre
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Letters to Rajen

Author : K. Hazareesingh
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Malaysian Digest

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