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  • No need to tip

    by sh_rey_rey Written Aug 29, 2004

    My friend and I continuously tipped during the greater part of our stay. One of our friends that we met on the island told us though that tipping is not required and usually isn't given by the locals. She mentioned that only tourists tip. She also said that to some people it can be considered almost rude to leave a tip because the people of the island already include everything in their prices and don't desire anything more from you. Our friend told us this but we never ran into anyone that was upset because we tipped, we usually got very sincere thank yous (because the extra tip was unexpected, not like the US).

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  • Exchange rate stinks

    by sh_rey_rey Written Aug 29, 2004

    The exchange rate for US dollars is our $1.00 to their 75 cents. So for every 100 dollars that you exchange you only get 75 euros to spend. Different banks have different exchange rates as well. However, no matter how much or how little amount you exchange at the banks there is a 5.09 euro tax (about $6.82 US dollars) every time you exchange so I would suggest that if you have to exchange at a bank know about how much money your going to be spending on your trip so you don't have to continue to waste 5.09 euros every time you exchange currency. BNP Paribas banks are the ones that we went to to exchange our money.

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    take your time

    by sylvie-uk Written Jul 5, 2004

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    take your time to do things as they mostly do there especially in the smaller villages and dont worry if for example the shop keeper carry on talking to his/her friend instead of serving you.

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