TOP TIPS ON TIPPING…
WHILE it’s tough trying to decipher what to tip from country to country, most travellers want to avoid the cold shoulder from the maitre’d
In Japan, if you leave a couple of coins on the table, the waiter may chase after you to return your forgotten change, but in New York if you leave less than 15 percent, good luck making a reservation in the same restaurant ever again.
Here is our guide to tipping: Share your holiday snaps and images with other readers. This could be quirky, funny, atmospheric or simply a view you love. Send to: email@example.com 7 A tea-pot (Yiddish) (7) 9 Outcasts - as were the Jews in The Land of Babylon (6) 10 Dreary routine producing excitement in male deer (3) 11 The eighth son of Jacob and Bilhah (8) 12 Get tough (6) 13 Ariel ****** - comatose ex-pm of Israel (6) 15 Prayer-shawls (Hebrew) (8) 16 Holiday and diving resort on Egypt’s Sinai coast (5,2,6) 20 Famous Jewish physicist - a mug in his country of origin! (8) 22 Pop out after a drink here in Syria (6) 25 Wins damages - under a hundred (6) 26 Eighth month of the Hebrew eccleciastical year (variant spelling) (8) 27 Fire (Hebrew) (3) 28 An African leader in prison in the Promised Land (6) 29 Gifts - Solomon received 666 of them! (1 Kings 10:14) (7) 1 Material to cover the huts of Sukkot (Hebrew) (6) 2 To make fit to meet the Dietary Laws (Hebrew - original spelling) (6) 3 One of the cities of Judah (Josh. 15:34) (8) 4 Whither God told Jacob to go in Genesis 35:1 (6) 5 Jewish ex-premier’s daughter - Sharon, perhaps? (8) 6 Book between Esther and Ezra (8) 8 The infamous Nazi pogrom of 1938 (8,5) 14 Money not starting to provide a deposit (3) 16 One of the Hebrew midwives (Ex. 1:15) (8) 17 Old Babylonian type says Iran must be reformed (8) 18 Halevy’s upset about print measure that’s celestial (8) 19 A ‘Jewish head’ (Yiddish) (3) 21 This Jewish ascetic needs somewhat less energy (6) 23 Applied heat to neon - a colourless gas (6) 24 Hallelujah - ‘****** be to God’ (6)
Gary Barak from London, holidayed with his family in Eygypt about 18 months ago. He snapped his son, Nathe, holding up a pyramid.
Gary says: “We had a fabulous guide who took us around Cairo (before any troubles) and we had VIP guest passes for the amazing museum as well as visiting the Pyramids. The kids love it. I would recommend Cairo to anyone as long as it’s an organised guide with a good reputation. We flew in from Sharm for a day and it’s something that shouldn’t be missed.”