In a little over a week, I’ll be in Las Vegas. It’s in Nevada, apparently. I’m not sure how this happened – like I’ve mentioned before, PNG did strange things to my brain and now I indulge in bizarre risk-taking behaviour, like sitting on a plane for 13 hours because someone* said hey Inga, wanna go to Vegas?
I’ve never been to the USA before, so I need some tips from my American bloggy friends. Specifically, tip tips. We don’t tip in Australia, and consequently the accepted convention is unfamiliar to me. Who do you tip? How much do you tip? If we’re buying drinks at a club, do you give the tip straight to the bar staff? Who gets the money in tip jars? And if the place is busy, how do they know if you put money in it or not? Do you tip bus drivers? Grocery store staff? Taxi drivers? I’M SO CONFUSED.
We’re renting a convertible for a couple of days and driving out to Arizona to see that big hole in the ground, which is going to be another learning experience altogether. Trying to find our way out of Vegas on the right (ie. wrong) side of the road is going to be borderline suicidal, but we’re going to mount a video camera onto the dashboard and salvage some amusement out of the experience. I’ll be sure to post the resultant histrionics here.
Any hints or information from the natives will be gratefully received. Sorry in advance, America, we’re gonna raise hell. In an accent no one can understand.
*Nikki. It’s always bloody Nikki.