CultureShock! Japan: A Survival Guide to Customs and by P. Sean Bramble

By P. Sean Bramble

With over 3 million copies in print, CultureShock! is a bestselling sequence of tradition and etiquette publications masking numerous locations world wide. For someone liable to tradition surprise, even if a vacationer or a long term resident, CultureShock! presents a sympathetic and fun-filled crash direction at the do's and don'ts in overseas cultures. totally up to date and wearing a clean new glance, the revised versions of those books enlighten and tell via such issues as language, nutrition and unique, social customs, fairs, relationships, and company counsel. CultureShock! books are filled with priceless information on transportation, taxes, funds, lodging, well-being, foods and drinks, outfits, purchasing, gala's, and masses, a lot more.

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Each day he'd return under police escort to his hotel after spending the night in a jail cell. Apparently he would get sauced up in the bars and then accuse Cubans of stealing his money. One night he entered a Cuban home, three sheets to the wind, and began accusing a family who'd never even met him of robbery. The police arrived and hauled him off after these episodes, night after night for a week. The man was not deported, but tolerated, abuse after abuse. Tourism is now the only tangible avenue towards making money, both for the government and for ordinary Cubans.

It would take some years to accomplish Cuba's goal of 200,000 rooms, but tourism was sustainable in the long run, whereas unpredictable sugar forces any nation into huge debt and an unstable dependency with buyers who virtually control them. A deadly thought for an island finally getting its first shot at true independence from superpower control. Then the big task became how to siphon off a few liters of the world's 425 million annual vacationers from what at that time amounted to a $230 billion a year industry.

Tourism is now the only tangible avenue towards making money, both for the government and for ordinary Cubans. While the regime reinvests its tourist earnings back into hotels and joint ventures, average Cubans thrive on the tourist industry. On the unlawful side, illegal chauffeuring, hustling, prostitution, and the illicit renting of apartments are the major means of obtaining dollars. Those who stay within the system ply the tourist trades as wait staff, room cleaners, security guards, desk clerks, pilots, flight attendants, tour organizers, guides, translators, hotel managers; they earn dollar tips, which the regime likes to control.

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