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    December 19, 2008

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    Typ0

    In both Kenya and India we have a half month's salary for Xmas to our driver and maid. In Kenya this was supplemented with a traditional basket of gifts like tea, maize, flour, phone cards, etc.

    I over tip anyone who can effect how i look. Waxers, hair people, etc. If i undertip today and they remember me, i could walk out of there with only one eyebrow next time. LOL But i tip each visit - nothing extra for the holidays for these folks.

    Daily Rio Life

    Good point!

    Deiatatu

    What is also very common is to give out "cestas de Natal" or X-mas baskets. It has lots of things inside it such as Panetone, nuts, lentils,etc, typical things Brazilians eat for X-mas/New Year.
    I wouldn´t give anything to the hairdresser for instance. Brazilians usually tip mailmen and garbage collectors in this time of year, though.

    Deiatatu

    What is also very common is to give out "cestas de Natal" or X-mas baskets. It has lots of things inside it such as Panetone, nuts, lentils,etc, typical things Brazilians eat for X-mas/New Year.
    I wouldn´t give anything to the hairdresser for instance. Brazilians usually tip mailmen and garbage collectors in this time of year, though.

    Daily Rio Life

    Wow I don't think I have ever even seen my mailman or garbage collector!

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