Travelers Tales: The story with tipping in New York City

Tipping… It’s definitely an interesting topic when traveling. Where do you tip? How much do you tip? Is it rude not to tip?

In Germany, you normally tip around 10% (just for your information :)) but I remember that in Australia, waiters didn’t even really understand when I wanted to tip. So you never know.

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Travelers’ Tales: A night with a Campervan

One of my first big trip ever was Australia in 2010 right after high school. Me and my best friend went to Sydney, worked there for about 2.5 months and then traveled along the east coast (maybe also north coast. who knows.)
For the trip along the coast we decided to rent a campervan. It was one of those vans with a tent on top of it, since we were four people (two friends joined us for that). Unfortunately, at most camp sites you payed a certain amount for two people (which was always around 25-30$) but then you had to pay extra money for every additional person (which was mostly around 15$).. Well, obviously that would have brought us up to around 60$ every night and we definitely weren’t willing to spend that much. So every once in a while we pretended we were only two people in the van so we had to pay less. So far, so good.

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