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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: sliv­ 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.”


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