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A COUPLE OF TIMES IN BALI WE HAVE BEEN CAUGHT OUT BY MISCHIEVOUS TAXI DRIVERS. IT LEAVES A NASTY FEELING AND MAKES ONE APPREHENSIVE ABOUT USING TAXI'S AT ALL. ONE TRICK IS TO NOT PUT THE METER ON AND AS YOU DRIVE ALONG THEY ASK HOW MANY TIMES YOU HAVE BEEN TO BALI BEFORE.......BIG HINT NEVER TELL THEM IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME AS WHEN YOU GET TO YOUR DESTINATION THEY WILL TELL YOU A VERY OVER- INFLATED PRICE. THIS HAPPENED ONCE TO US IN KUTA. AS IT WASN'T OUR FIRST TIME WE CALCULATED WHAT THE PRICE SHOULD HAVE BEEN & JUST GAVE HIM THAT. ANOTHER TRICK THAT HAS HAPPENED MORE THAN ONCE IS WHEN YOU ASK THEM TO PUT THE METER ON A DRIVER WILL COMPLAIN ABOUT THE ONE WAY TRAFFIC SYSTEM & THEN TAKE YOU THE VERY LONG WAY HOME TO GET A BIGGER FARE. THIS HAPPENED TO US WHEN RETURNING FROM DENPASAR ONE TIME.
WE NOW ONLY USE THE BLUEBIRD TAXI BRAND AND AS WE MORE OR LESS KNOW OUR WAY AROUND I SIT UP FRONT & DIRECT THEM WHERE I WANT TO GO NOT JUST TELLING THEM THE STREET OR SHOP OR HOTEL NAME. WE ALSO TIP THEM AT THE END AS THEY ARE PAID VERY POORLY & WORK VERY LONG HOURS SOMETIMES WITH VERY SMALL FARES.

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  • Written Mar 6, 2008
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2014 at 6:46 PM

    I use google maps and precalculate the distance I am travelling it makes me ill how they try rip you off

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