Travel hack: (Almost) everything you need to know about tipping

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Author: Akanksha Singh

Twenty-something travel addict || Likes: coffee, sarcasm, the Oxford comma, blue skies, and cobblestone roads. || Dislikes: rudeness, carrots, and pigeons (read: winged-rats with satanic eyes).

2 thoughts on “Travel hack: (Almost) everything you need to know about tipping”

  1. I only tip for service ‘above and beyond the call of duty’ … although that can be as little as a welcoming smile. Usually, it just amounts to ‘Keep the change’ although in the case of outstanding service, it can be more.

    As a rough guide: the French for ‘tip’ is ‘pourboire’; the German is ‘trinkgeld,. Both mean, literally ‘drink money’ So, check out the price of a drink (a small beer, or a cup of coffee) and let that be your guide.

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    1. Great tip, re: the drink money, Keith!

      What I’ve found really weird is the anti- tip culture I came across in Scandinavia– it was especially weird moving from North America, where wait staff are so close to minimum wage that the right thing to do is tip in the 15-20% range.


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