|Subject: RE: Asia trip|
Had to confer with my husband on this one (the old memory ain't what it used to be)! Although tipping is not expected in Vietnam but we tended to offer a small gratuity on top of the bill if the service was good - but certainly not as high as 15%.
BTW - we stayed in a lovely little boutique hotel in Hanoi that we really enjoyed (the staff were incredibly friendly and efficient, and the surrounding area was very nice and within walking distance of everything). We usually stay away from hotel restaurants on our travels but this one was so good we ate dinner there twice. In case you are interested - the name of the hotel was the DeSyloia - http://www.desyloia.com/index.html
Cheers! Judy in Hong Kong