nova, on 14 January 2014 - 10:01 AM, said:
Scratch Switzerland off the list if you actually want to eat. To say it's expensive is an understatement. Here's a rundown of some of the meals we had:
1. Lunch @ Brewpub: Pastrami Sandwich, Hamburger, 2X fries, 2X cokes - Total including tip $95
2. Dinner @ cheap Chinese joint: Chicken fried rice, sweet n sour chicken, fruit, coke, water - Total including tip $85
3. Breakfast @ cafe: Bread plate, 2X coffee - Total including tip $45
You ARE right about the food in Switzerland. Its expensive. At least in zurich, Lucerne, etc. Although @nova
I hope you didn't tip them at every meal. we tipped our first stop 20% and she came running out of the cafe trying to give it back. Tipping isn't the norm there, save maybe a couple coins on the table. The average waitress there makes a minimum of the equivalent of $35,000 or so.