Sunday, October 01, 2006
Daily Photo Theme - Taxis
Daily Photo Theme is now back with... taxis in our country. When you're in Jakarta, choosing a good taxi is important. Some taxis cheat on their meters or have filthy interiors, there even some taxi drivers who mug their passangers! One reliable taxi company which has a very good reputation of being a safe and convenient public transport, is the Blue Bird Taxis. People trust them so much that they don't want to get into taxis other than the Blue Birds. Which then gave ideas to other taxis to paint their cars the exact same blue color. During the night, you can't really tell the difference.
Another thing that applies to all taxis here is the fact that it's better for you to know your way if you don't want being driven around and around just so your meter gets really expensive. Because there are two possibilities: first, the driver really doesn't know the way (weird, but that's how it is sometimes), second is if he knows a straight way but knows that you don't know it and then drives you in circles! I know it's hard for tourists, but I guess try to bring someone with you who knows the city, or at least a good map :)
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