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Tipping Brief In Europe, America And Asia

Tipping Brief In Europe, America And Asia

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Everyone that is employed in the hospitality industry in North America will appreciate customers who tip. In Canada and the U.S. the act of giving ten to fifteen percent just before leaving a restaurant is so commonplace that nobody really thinks twice about it, unless the service has been unusually poor. However, when travelling abroad, tipping the local staff in a hotel or restaurant can be awkward because not all travellers know what's expected. Here are some basic guidelines. Western Europe Some countries in this region like Italy and France will automatically add a service charge to restaurant bills, and they would also expect a 10% tip. If the service was exceptional then you could round up your payment to the nearest euro. As a rule, you should give change directly to the ...
Colombia Vacations: The Latest Travel Hot Spot

Colombia Vacations: The Latest Travel Hot Spot

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Colombia vacations were chosen by more online travel sites as their top vacation pick than any other location In a recent poll. Here are some reasons why. Colombia Vacations: Travel Safety For most people, this may seem like an odd choice since Colombia has mostly been known for its cocaine trade and the violence and crime accompanying it. But that has changed dramatically in recent years due to a government and military crackdown on the crime and violence. As a result, the Colombian city of Cartagena actually has a lower crime rate than Philadelphia. Colombia Vacations: Climate Colombia is in South America. It is surrounded by Venezuela, Brazil, Ecuador, Panama and Peru. It also borders on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The language spoken is Spanish. Colomb...
Great Places to Shop in Prague

Great Places to Shop in Prague

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Unlike in other European cities, shopping in Prague hasn't had long to evolve. Communist department stores like Máj didn't exactly follow international style trends. While developing their own sense of style, the people of Prague have been strongly influenced by other countries, especially Italy and Spain. The blonde in stilettos and faded jeans (with a Dior bag) is the prototypical Prague supermodel, and it is these women - their images all over the Prague tabloids - who lead shopping trends. The Prague Fashion Scene On Na príkope, the main artery of Prague’s shopping district where you're never far from a branch of the Italian fashion chain Bloom, there are at least 15 shoe stores, and Spanish retailer Mango has expanded into the building next door. The designer boutiques, like
See Fortifications in Luxembourg

See Fortifications in Luxembourg

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The impressive fortifications of Luxembourg are a major attraction of this European capital city of the similarly named country. The ruins of these Luxembourgian fortifications, which were amongst the strongest in nineteenth-century Europe, were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list in 1993. Fortress Luxembourg Luxembourg city’s history goes back to the tenth century when Count Sigefroi of the Mosel picked the Bock promontory to erect a fortress. He called his castle Lucilinburhuc – the name evolved through the centuries to the French Luxembourg and the German Luxemburg. In English, the French spelling is mostly used. Luxembourg was originally part of the Holy Roman Empire but through history, the territory also found itself under control of Burgundians, the Austria
Restaurants at Big Bend National Park

Restaurants at Big Bend National Park

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Big Bend National Park is located in southern Texas along 250 miles of the Rio Grande River and the Mexican border. The terrain is mountainous, and offers many sightseeing opportunities, hiking trails and other outdoor recreation. When visiting Big Bend , travelers should expect limited dining options, and prepare by planning ahead for meals. Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant According to the National Parks Service, the only full service restaurant inside of Big Bend National Park is the Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant located inside the Chisos Mountains Lodge. The restaurant serves Tex-Mex cuisines and a large selection of wines. For alternative dining options, visitors must leave Big Bend to dine at a restaurant outside of the park. Chisos Mountains Lodge Restaurant is ope...
Take a Culinary Tour of Royal Berkshire

Take a Culinary Tour of Royal Berkshire

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The county of Berkshire, often referred to as Royal Berkshire, lies to the south west of London and includes a long stretch of the River Thames. It is here that the culinary tourist can dine at the Waterside Inn, first opened by Michel and Albert Roux, on the banks of the Thames at Bray. It is also where tours of the Great Kitchen at Windsor Castle can be taken when the Queen is not in residence. Dine on Gourmet Food at the Roux Family’s Waterside Inn, Bray The old village of Bray in Berkshire, has been famous for centuries because of the ancient song, The Vicar of Bray, which tells of a mid-sixteenth century cleric who manages to hang onto his living regardless of the religious preference for Protestantism or Catholicism of successive reigning monarchs. It has more recently beco