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3 girls and 2 men

I am a Ph.d student from Germany (Frankfurt) studying the world culture. From February to April I will be travelling allover central asia with my friends. I need cultural information.
16 years ago, January 6th 2006 No: 1 Msg: #3642  
Hi folks,

We are a group of 3 girls and 2 men from Germany (Frankfurt) traveling to central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for cultural studies on a student exchange program. Our trip commences from February. We will be documenting different cultural behaviors especially about time management and hospitality.

Can you (if you are a citizen of any of the above countries) help us in finding more information about these countries by answering the following questions?

Time management:

Does culture influence them in their attitude towards time?

Are they punctual for business appointments, meetings and dinners?

Do they expect foreigners to be punctual for meetings and dinners?

Hospitality and gifts:

Are there any traditional festivals or occasions where gift giving is a part of the hospitality?

What are the gifts that can be given in personal visits and in business visits?

What kinds of gifts are taboos in these countries? Numbers, colors or anything…..?

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16 years ago, January 9th 2006 No: 2 Msg: #3665  
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i m frm India and in case u need any info abt the indian sub continent i might help u..but i m afraid, india doesn't exactly fall into the central asia..the zone u r looking for!
neways, tell me if i can help u.

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16 years ago, January 11th 2006 No: 3 Msg: #3696  
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i am from china,why didn't you have a reseach about china ,maybe i can help you !😊 Reply to this

16 years ago, February 22nd 2006 No: 4 Msg: #4156  
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why not Nepal? Reply to this

16 years ago, February 28th 2006 No: 5 Msg: #4206  
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GJ Jones,
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An important aspect of our success is our team of reliable and professional trekking crew and office management,who ensure every thing runs smoothly and efficiently.This company with a keen sense of hospitality is well known to those who have spent their holidays with us.Today, we keep up with the traditions that have made us a success.We think of ways to make your stay with us more enjoyable.Those who have experienced Nepal with us once have always come back again and again and we look forward to sharing more memorable adventurous days with you.Hope to get reply from you soon.
Your sincerly,
Preetam Dhungel
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15 years ago, November 11th 2006 No: 6 Msg: #8469  
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its jamil here from North Pakistan we have nice culture from Alexender the Great. still we have Alexender generation..i can hlep you in this matter.
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15 years ago, December 20th 2006 No: 7 Msg: #9327  
io'm dr amit frm india
i can provide u wid all the information u require abt india
take care
my email--
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14 years ago, August 30th 2007 No: 8 Msg: #18715  
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I think ,i am late with my answers ..but i decided to write answers to your questions..
1.Uzbeks are never punctual ....(punctuality never was in our blood 😊)) )
but there can be exceptions for the business appointments...but about punctuality for the meetings or dinner never...
but they know that foreigners are punctual, and when they meet with foreigeners we try to be punctual😊)
In personal and business visits i advice u to give something that u have brought from your country..
Taboos are- salt and bread Reply to this

14 years ago, September 1st 2007 No: 9 Msg: #18802  
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Asslam-0-Alikum. nice to hear about your visist above countries,
YOu should visit north Part of Pakistan, there is every things you need, diffrent cultrul, tradition,hospitalty, here is one nation belong to Alexendure the great, when some one die, they celebrate the music, dance.
You can get more info, my Email ...
see u
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14 years ago, September 8th 2007 No: 10 Msg: #19089  
good to know that Pakistan WAS part of Alexander's CONQUEST. I'm sure Pakistan has much to offer than just Alexander's cultures. So, in Pakistan, you speak Greek? or just simple Hindi? Reply to this

14 years ago, September 8th 2007 No: 11 Msg: #19090  
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I belong to north pakistan,Gilgit. my mother tounge is shina, but we speak Urdu and english as well. i will see u again.
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14 years ago, September 12th 2007 No: 12 Msg: #19296  
In order to get answerd for that things you have asked please search by Google type the word silk road .
The thing's you have to travel by the track's of caravan on the silk road .
The silk road it'self notonly be a business route but cultural exchange route as well.
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14 years ago, September 16th 2007 No: 13 Msg: #19530  
Want Any type of HELP / Guidance / Accomodation in Kutch - Gujarat (India), Plz Contact Me....!!! Reply to this

14 years ago, September 17th 2007 No: 14 Msg: #19572  
I notice that only muyassar has gave something to answer question for help of Jones.
I've read in a book about punctuality that people in those countries can pleasurely wait for 1 hour for your coming. such a patient people! Reply to this

14 years ago, June 18th 2008 No: 15 Msg: #39056  
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i thought she is doing a research about Centeral Asian countries and she has specified where she wants to .. looool Reply to this

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