A Global Times reporter shared the embarrassment she felt on her honeymoon trip in an article published a few days ago. The question "How much should we tip" kept complicating the poor author's honeymoon with her husband to Thailand.
embarrassment n. 尴尬，窘迫
complicate v. 使复杂化
It's true that tipping, which is not a common practice in the Chinese mainland, is a headache for many Chinese tourists. Caring too much how they are seen by locals, they tend to tip too generously and causally. As a result, Chinese tourists easily fall prey to the "enthusiastic" and "helpful" local service staff.
tend to 往往
fall prey to 成为……的牺牲品；深受…之害
Tipping is a cultural phenomenon that is unfamiliar on the Chinese mainland. Given the cultural differences, not being in the habit of tipping does not mean Chinese are ill-mannered.
phenomenon [ fəˈnɑ:mɪnən ]现象
We are used to expressing our gratitude to staff by frequently visiting the restaurants, hotels, and shops where they work.
gratitude n. 感激之情