Tagged: taxi

From Samarkand to Dushanbe/Tajikistan

After six days of Uzbekistan, looking at countless medresses and eating too much schaschlik and somsas, I was ready to move on to Tajikistan. Uzbekistan was great and now is the time to visit. I’ll have a post soon on why I think you should better go soon. While the...

Experiment: Ordering a taxi in Thai with Google Translate

I’m off for a weekend in Thailand soon, this time off the beaten path apparently. After booking the hotel I enquired with them for a taxi for the transfer from the airport. No reply to three e-mails. Please cross your fingers that the hotel is actually still in business. After...

The cheapest way from Hong Kong Airport to the city centre

From a budget traveller’s perspective, I’d say there are many¬†types of airports when it comes “how do I get downtown at a cheap price?”: First factor: how far is the airport from the city centre? I am not talking about airports misleadingly named by some low cost airline (Paris –...

Travel pr0 tip #1: communication with the taxi driver

Under the series “travel pr0 tips”, I’ll start compiling some advice for the road that I have personally found really useful. Today’s post is about communication with taxi drivers in foreign countries. Unless it is a country where I feel confident communicating in the local language or taxi drivers are...