Tuesday, November 19, 2013

10 Countries with the Worst Taxi Driver

When we are traveling, outside our country, first thing first, we need to take something for granted. For example, you want to be able to go around anytime you needed in safe, comfortable, and most important is cost effective public transport. 

The following is the 10 countries with bad taxi driver. Perhaps you could take this to prepare yourself before you fly away ;)

1. Kuala Lumpur Taxi drivers

Drivers from Kuala Lumpur are well known for overcharging clients and detouring. Even though they are supposed to charge by the meter, many drivers refuse from doing so. The best advice is to simply wait for another taxi if the driver resists from using the taximeter. Cars in Kuala Lumpur can often be rather old and in poor condition. Government, please take note.

2. Drivers in Rome

Rome comes next, and the biggest reason for this is because most people cannot even find a vehicle available in Rome. Cars are scarce and the drivers are often rude and difficult to deal with. If it’s raining, expect to pay double or triple the price for a vehicle in Rome. The best is, travel with your bicycle.

3. Drivers in Bangkok, Thailand

Although many consider Bangkok, Thailand to have some of the best minicab drivers in the world, there are many drivers and tuk-tuk drivers that do not know the way. Some travellers expect that they get lost on purpose for a larger fare, but the truth is that many drivers in Bangkok are out of work farmers simply trying to make some extra money.

P/s : That is why during our honeymoon to Krabi, Thailand last June' 2013 we decided to rent a motorcycle.

NO worries, we get lost as well, thank you to the local people who managed to show us the way back to our hotel. one more, some of them do not know how to speak english so, you just dont bother about that. as long as you follow their hand direction, you are safe. Kot!

4. Paris drivers

Paris France is another tricky city, because Parisian drivers are known for being rude and difficult at times. If you speak French, it’s obviously much easier to get around in the French capital. If not, it’s advised to print out your address on a piece of paper.

New York yellow cab

5. Drivers in New York

Although New York minicabs are regarded for being cost effective and generally friendly, many drivers do not actually know the area and so the fare can be a lot more than what you expected.

mumbai old taxi
6. Mumbai drivers
Next comes India, but not because Indian minicabs are scarce. The Indian drivers will actually fight over your business, which is really not a good sign. On the negative side is the safety, which is not always the best in Mumbai. Many old cars don’t have seatbelts.
toyota taxi zurich
7. Z├╝rich Drivers
The next place on the list is Zurich. English is not always spoken, and Zurich minicabs are often quite expensive. Unless your destination is a very well known destination such as the airport or a very large hotel, come prepared with your own directions or hope that the driver has a GPS.

cab in cairo
8. Cairo drivers
In Cairo, Egypt, drivers are known for following people around and stalking them trying to get more business.

shanghai taxi driver
9. Shanghai drivers
In China, you’d better have your destination written down on paper in Chinese, otherwise you are never going to find the destination that you seek.

Moscow taxi
10. Moscow drivers
Finally, in Moscow, drivers can be inconvenient, but they are at least generally inexpensive and honest. Availability is not always the best and it can be really hard to find vehicles in some areas of Moscow. Many illegal cars are driving around in Moscow and trying to get your business, which you should avoid to any price.


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