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Taxis, Brussels: 8 reviews and 2 photos

  Calling vginginbabe on her lost mobile phone
by irisbe
 
  • Calling vginginbabe on her lost mobile phone - Brussels
      Calling vginginbabe on her lost mobile phone
    by irisbe
  • Bad taxi drivers steal from every one - Brussels
      Bad taxi drivers steal from every one
    by irisbe
 

In 2004 we organised a VT meeting in Brussels for the arrival of vginginbabe.
She had emailed her phone number and I tried to call her several times. It was always her answering machine.
Later on we managed to meet up and we heard her story on how on her first moments of arrival in Brussels she got ripped of by a taxidriver.
Accordingly to her explication she must have paid almost tripple the normal price and on top of it, through the consternation and her refusal to pay the first demanded amount of fee, she even forgot her mobile phone in the cab.

There are a few rules to watch when taking a cab:
1. Is it an official cab? in doubt write down the number plate or the number and company of the cab.
2. Check if there is a meter in the cab or negociate about the price first (but only do so if you know what approx you normally need to pay). Cabs always start with a start amount, independent of the distance you will drive.
3. If you know someone in the city you are at, you might want that person call their regular cab to pick you up or you can drive to that person and let him/her check if the amount could be correct.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 27, 2006
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