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CultureShock! Vietnam

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Culture Shock! Vietnam aims to be the definitive account of the country for travellers or those relocating to the country. Based primarily on the author’s first-hand experience in Vietnam, the book leads the reader on a journey that covers every aspect of arrival, settling in, integrating with local culture, and grappling with a wholly foreign language and customs.

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Author: Ben Engelbach 

Culture Shock! Vietnam aims to be the definitive account of the country for travellers or those relocating to the country. Based primarily on the author’s first-hand experience in Vietnam, the book leads the reader on a journey that covers every aspect of arrival, settling in, integrating with local culture, and grappling with a wholly foreign language and customs. The book doesn’t turn a blind eye to the country’s warts, and it’s also not tourist-minded propaganda. Culture Shock! Vietnam simply presents Vietnam and its challenges for what they are, and provides useful strategies for adapting.

Ben Engelbach was born and raised in New Hampshire. He studied screenwriting at Biola University in La Mirada, California, and upon graduation fled East in order to dodge the Great Recession. Finding Asia an agreeable travel destination, he stuck around, teaching English in both China and South Korea before coming to Vietnam in 2016. He currently lives in Hanoi and Culture Shock! Vietnam is his first book.

About the Series

The CultureShock! series is a dynamic and indispensable range of guides for those travellers who are looking to truly understand the countries they are visiting. 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, are ideally placed to provide warm and helpful advice to those who seek to integrate seamlessly into diverse cultures.

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