February 4th, 2008

Getting Taxis in India for a fair price: travel tip

I just had dinner at my colleague’s home. My colleague’s husband, rajesh came with me to the taxi stand and here was our strategy so not to pay over market….

About 100 meters before the taxi stand – I hung out behind a van. Rajesh went up to the taxi drivers and negotiated the fare. When it was done (he knows what the fair price is and can more easily get it than I can….I look like a meal ticket to these guys!) – he whistled for me and everything was done. I can do it on my own, and have before, but if you have a local friend to help, it’s easier for the drivers to give into a local than someone like me.

Yer Baby!

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