smarty pants

I was told not to leave home without it.  No, it’s not my American Express card (although that will certainly be making the trip.)  Nope.  When I board Continental’s extended range Boeing 777 on Sunday for Delhi, a smallish book entitled Culture Smart! India will be securely fastened inside the backpack behind me. Move over Fodors.  Eat dust Lonely Planet.  Rather than the smartest hotels on a budget or best places to dine in a foreign city, it’s insight into local customs and etiquette in this latest must-have travel guide.  Now granted, I have the ultimate version of this in my friend Mukund, whom I am visiting.  But hey, it can’t hurt to get a leg up before setting foot in Asia for the first time.

Kitchen Interviews will morph into a photo journal of the people, places and foods of my travels from 4/12 - 29.

Kitchen Interviews will morph into a photo journal of the people, places and foods of my travels from April 12 to 29.

Culture Smart! guides were conceived by people whose business it is to know the ins and outs of cultural buoyancy, Culture Smart! Consulting, a UK firm specializing in international management skills and cross cultural training. You can get yours at Amazon new for about $10 US, that is, if you don’t have an attentive friend in-the-know to give you a copy on the house. (Thanks Lily!)  For a full list of guides, visit publisher Kuperard’s homepage.

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3 thoughts on “smarty pants

  1. Thank you for the wonderful PR for Culture Smart! have a safe journey, wonderful experiemce and delicious tastings. I have the salts for you when we return. Happy Passover. Love, Lily

  2. These food dishes are right up Justyne’s alley. She is dieing to try the things she can not pronounce. Seriously can we go to the restuarant near me when you get back so you can tell me what to order.

    We miss you

    Stacie

  3. These food dishes are right up Justyne’s alley. She is dieing to try the things she can not pronounce. Seriously can we go to the restuarant near me when you get back so you can tell me what to order.

    We love and miss you!

    Stacie

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