"Taxi in Istanbul ! Be beware of old taxi drivers !" Istanbul Tourist Trap Tip by MickeyBarth

Istanbul Tourist Traps: 146 reviews and 91 photos

Do not trust old, pathetic taxi drivers !!!
If you want to save money, just take my advice !

Of course there were deceitful taxi drivers everywhere, but I guess there is not such a huge gap between young and old.
In Istanbul the old taxi drivers tend to take detours. When we took a tour to Aksaray shopping mall, it took us at least 45 minutes from our hotel. Our return with a YOUNG taxi driver took us 20 minutes. I heard such incidents from other travelers here in Germany, too.
Even my turkish classmates recommend me to take the younger ones, not only because there are better looking.

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  • Written Aug 2, 2006
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