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Cross Cultural Comparisons: First Names And Forms Of Address

Proper introductions get relationships off on the right foot. “Of all social forms, I find proper introductions to be the most difficult. The combination of unarticulated expectations, conventions, and motives creates great potential for unparalleled awkwardness.” ~ Prem Krishnamurthy NORTH AMERICA USA – Once you’re introduced to someone (besides the President and other lofty figures), you can […]

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Lebanese Cuisine And Food Customs

The Lebanese gastronomy is a rich mixture of various products and ingredients coming from the diverse Lebanese regions. Olive oil, herbs, spices, fresh fruits and vegetables are commonly used, as well as dairy products, cereals, fishes and various types of meat. Lebanese Cuisine The Mediterranean diet is one of the healthiest in the world. Lebanese […]

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Lebanese Etiquette Tips

Many parts of Lebanon, such as Beirut, are very modern and cosmopolitan, while at the same time, some parts of Lebanon are more traditional and conservative. Lebanon is a unique country, because it’s influenced not only by traditional Middle Eastern culture, but also French culture. Many parts of Lebanon, such as Beirut, are very modern […]

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Lebanese Customs And Etiquette

The communication style usually depends on how well people know each other, but in general people tend to be more indirect than direct. The Lebanese are very ‘touchy-feely’. Direct eye contact with a lot of physical contact is the cornerstones of Lebanese communication. People Some areas of Beirut have a friendly atmosphere, and some Beirutis […]