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I have lived in Sunderland the uk all my life, I always use taxis do not tip if you don't want to I never really do why should you, they will be on a better wage then me. Haha. All they do is drive around In my opinion don't get this tipping game how is it there is only certain jobs you get tips and jobs like one I have I don't. It's stupid. But like I say ...


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I think that there are 2 basic approaches to a pilgrimage which have served people for centuries. It's a holiday. For this to work you need to be properly dressed and equipped (enough sunscreen!) and expecting to enjoy yourself. As with any holiday you need to respect "the locals" which in your case means not only respecting the Spanish, but also the ...


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My brother, sister and I walked the camino de compostela in 2013 - we are all non religious. Everything is quite organized and we had no problems finding places to sleep/eat. Depending on where you are planning to stay, it can happen that the hostel belongs or is part of the church (albergue parroquial). One time we were asked if we could attend/say a few ...


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Do you need to be religious active to walk to Santiago or do any other traditional pilgrimage? Most people I have heard of who have completed a large part of the Santiago route by walking or cycling were not religiously active; and even those who were practicing Roman Catholics (RC) have never made another pilgrimage. So you will not be an exception, ...


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I have had one experience where we got changed in our rooms and went to the spa in robes and slippers. On the way back the only way to the room is to go through the bar area which was now in full swing with a wedding party - very embarrassing :)


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I stay in quite a lot of hotels (more than I realised when I added up the nights last year!), many of which have pools. All I can say in general is... There is no general rule! So, what I do first is to grab the guest information directory thingy in the room (normally a binder or little booklet), and check in there under leisure or facilities or spa. Around ...


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It is most common to don your bathing attire in your room then cover up on the walk from the room to the pool area. For men, this can be just a shirt/t-shirt if the swim suite is trunks or boardshorts. If you're wearing a Speedo, cover that with shorts as well. Women would normally wear a Sundress or Sarong. I would not expect Lockers at a 5-Star Resort. ...


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To answer your questions : Do I get changed into pool clothes in my room and go to the pool in the hotel bathrobe? Or can I expect changing facilities there and am expected to use those? It all depends of the hotel. I would say that generally speaking, it isn't an issue to go to the pool with the bathrobe but you might find yourself in an ...


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The best source I can find is this picture gallery of the local newspaper (Süddeutsche Zeitung, in German). My advice is based on that, own experience and other sources where mentioned: You can bring your own food. (Within some limits, see below. Unless it is a "Wirtsgarten".) In case you bring food, you might want to think of napkins, cutlery, tablecloth, ...


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Agree with what Sundeep says. Here is my 10 cents to it. Normal Hi Across the world, people say hi by raising their hands with palm facing you. This is mostly between acquaintances and friends. So no respect factor is involved in this. It is more of a friendly gesture. Namsthe Formal and traditional Indian way of welcoming somebody to a new place, ...


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Does the gesture he made look similar to the one in the photo below, but without the other hand raised and the mouth open? If yes, then it is sort of an informal Namasthe practiced among the town folk and some city folk who migrated from the towns or villages. It is polite and indicates that the person doing it is humble. You will rarely find a man of ...


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You are probably witnessing the adaab hand gesture. This is a secular greeting used in India, Pakistan and other countries where Urdu is spoken. Here are two people demonstrating the gesture. The lady is doing the namaste and the man is responding with the adaab (credit: aaghazedosti.wordpress.com): The hand is raised higher to the face in a more formal ...


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The greeting which you included is the "Namaste" (you are right!). This is a very formal greeting, which is shown towards guests and elders. The greeting which you haven't included, looks more like a vertical salute. [Couldn't find a picture. Maybe, I'd include one of my guard if I can click it.] It is more like an informal namaste(and conveys the same ...


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As for all rental accommodation, it depends on the contract you have with the company you rent from. Look for the rules for your owner they should be in your contract but might also be online if the owner is up to date, if you can not find them you can go by general rules. No links as this is what I was brought up with. For a short rental: If nothing was ...



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