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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - December 28, 2013: Aerial view from a helicopter of Rio de Janeiro with the Corcovado mountain and the statue of Christ the Redeemer with Sugarloaf mountain in the background.

There’s more to Brazil than Rio Carnival!

If someone asked you what are Brazil’s most widely recognised features, you are more than likely to say, Rio de Janeiro’s famous landmark, Christ, The Redeemer, the world-renowned Rio Carnival, its rum-based cocktail, the Caipirhinha and its lively native dance, the Samba. You might also mention its barbecue meat champion status, alongside Argentina (although never […]


Tree roots climbing temple at Ta Prohm at temple of Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Campbodia

Climbing to the top of the Southeast Asian business mountain

One of the key elements to achieving success in any global business venture is cultural awareness, researching the target country’s business formalities, customs and communication styles. And what cultures could be more varied and captivating than Southeast Asia’s? Travel across many borders, embrace a wealth of stunning landscapes and meet a plethora of fascinating people […]


Matroshka. traditional colorful Russian wooden nesting dolls

Crossing the Russian border

Welcome/Добро пожаловать! (Dobro požalovat’!) to Russia, the largest country by area in the world with 11 million more females than males, a country with nine different time zones, where you can enjoy the longest train journey in the world on the Trans-Siberian Railway. This diverse place with its complex history and fascinating people is what […]


closeup of the hands of a young man put together patterned with the flags of the Latin American countries

How to become part of the Latin American business family

Latin America is made up of a colourful rainbow of 22 countries with a diversity of landscapes, politics, food and people. Predominantly speaking Spanish and some Portuguese, it is a treasure trove of cultural nuances. Nevertheless, as a whole, it has several things in common, like its cultural warmth, whereby business associates are treated almost […]


age of magnifying glass highlighting culture and all words associated with culture

What is culture and why is it necessary to understand culture when it comes to doing business abroad?

Culture is like a fine wine, opening up all the senses to its complexities, whilst revealing itself in many layers. In basic terms, culture does not solely equate to the language of a country; it is more than the grape, it encapsulates the whole ‘terroir’ of a country, embracing everything from politics to religion and […]


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