The Taxi Driver is number 3 on my list of people I do not trust.
1st being Car Salesman
2nd being a Journalist
But a Taxi Driver can be the best guide in the world or your worst enemy.
Here is a list of things to think about:
- Whatever the price they say... IT IS TOO MUCH!
- A Taxi Driver in Europe and the USA is no more honest than a Taxi driver in
Mexico, India or Thailand.
- Taxi drivers cannot be cheated, or insulted. Make a very low offer and work
your way up.
- Say your price and walk away. Ignore them until the says, "Let's go"
- They love to take you around the block.
- Do not get in one if you do not know what a fair price is.
- They always have a cousin or a friend that does the job.
- Is worth his or her wait in gold if honest.
- Do not believe you will meet number 4.
- They often and more than like do not read well.
- The price has got to be 1/2 whatever they say.
- Do not leave a taxi without your bag.
- Pay only after you are out of the taxi completed.
- Do not go inside while leaving your bags in the taxi.
- I do not trust meters ever. I always negotiate a price.
- At some large airports there are pre-set fees for taxis.
- If you are lost, get out of the taxi.
- If you feel unsafe, or feel the taxi is taking you to the wrong place, get
out of the Taxi.
- An 3 Wheel Taxi is cheaper than a 4 Wheel Taxi.
- A Taxi driver can rob you easily, a bus drive has a bigger problem.
- Just because they was a rocket scientist in their country does not mean they
The Biggest Theft I have every heard about was a man in Paris that
left all his belonging and Christmas gifts in a Taxi to go inside and check the
Hotel. When he came back all his belonging were gone with the Taxi. This Taxi
driver got 13,000 Dollars from a Tourist.