Tips on Tipping: A Global Guide to Gratuity Etiquette

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Bradt Travel Guides, 2011 - Travel - 222 pages
What do you tip the bellboy in Botswana? Should you give a gratuity on top of the service charge in a Parisian restaurant? Is it good practice to pay a Casablanca snake charmer if you wish to take his photo?
Everyone who travels, whether for business or pleasure, has suffered the embarrassment caused by not knowing when or how much to tip. Now Bradt's Tips on Tipping offers the answers in a convenient, pocket-sized guide covering more than 130 countries. With black and white illustrations and photographs throughout, the book additionally features light-hearted personal anecdotes and tips drawn from the authors' careers in travel.
 

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Contents

Africa
1
Europe
47
Middle East
115
Asia and Australasia
131
Central and South America
165
North America and the Caribbean
183
Cruising
203
Index
221
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About the author (2011)

The baksheesh experienceDuring my first visit, my husband and I were dropped by our private tour guide close to the Giza Pyramids so that we could hop on a couple of camels. We set off and immediately the camel drivers began yelling 'baksheesh, baksheesh'. The camels seemed to get faster and faster. We jokingly guessed that, to the camel, the word 'baksheesh' meant 'hurry'. We promised baksheesh, of course, the driver calmed, as did the camels, and we continued our exhilarating journey around the pyramids and to the Sphinx in a more leisurely fashion. Carole French

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