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Always be prepared…

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Always be prepared…

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July 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Destination, Kris' Tips, Transportation, USA

A couple of years ago a friend of mine went to Buenos Aires, Argentina, and was unfortunate to get a taxi driver that takes advantage of foreigners… He was charged about 150 argentine pesos, for a ride that typically would cost around 60 pesos. While he thought the price was steep for that ride, he didn’t know how much the ride would cost, so couldn’t question the driver and had to pay the 150 pesos.

This happens in several countries, but as easy as it is to be caught in a situation like that, it’s also simple to avoid it – before starting your trip, research on the web or call the hotel you’re staying at to find out how much the taxi ride would cost.

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07/14/09 Update:

For main cities in the US, go to www.taxifarefinder.com to calculate estimated cab fares and get cab phone numbers

Comments

One Response to “Always be prepared…”
  1. Marcelo says:

    I believe that this friend of yours really learned a lesson. Another important tip is to hire the cab services provided in the airport in which you have a fixed rate. This is good in countries where you don’t speak the local language and the cab drivers generally don’t speak English (or any other language you don’t have the domain). This same friend also passed through a similar situation in Prague (cab drivers there normally overcharge tourists – be very aware).

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