Re: [93attendees] Prague still permits smoking in restaurants/pubs

Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike@swm.pp.se> Fri, 17 July 2015 09:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [93attendees] Prague still permits smoking in restaurants/pubs
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On Tue, 14 Jul 2015, Eric Vyncke (evyncke) wrote:

> In the same vein, we have to tip in addition to the plain bill.

I have been told by locals that a lot of places are trying to bring in a 
"tipping culture" here. So lots of places will say "service not included", 
or even give you a hand-written note that adds 10% to the bill for a new 
total. The locals also say that historically, there wasn't much tipping in 
Prague, and some feel that the restaurants are trying to trick tourists to 
tip.

He said historically things were generally just rounded up. He also said 
there is a youtube group (?) shaming restaurants that try to trick 
tourists to tip a lot or add 10% service fee.

Also, do not use the http://www.hopon-hopoff.cz/ . It's a total ripoff, 
bad service, bad buses, read tripadvisor reviews of it (50% has given it 
the lowest score). I noticed too late unfortunately.

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Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike@swm.pp.se