I usually bitch and moan about taxi and taxi drivers but in Hong Kong they are great, lots around, use the meter and give you change. What more can you ask for?
A couple of interesting taxi trips in last two days. Firstly the knife wielding song taew driver and today on returning from dropping my daughter at school and near the skytrain station my driver asks me a series of questions in Thai. Firstly I am little surprised that I understand what he is asking as my Thai is pretty poor (shame on me after seven years here!)
Exchange goes as follows (translated by me!):
Taxi: You like Ladyboy?
I have many and varied taxi experiences on my travels. I am sure I will recount many here. Most involve cases of misunderstandings, arguments, wrong destinations or routes, getting lost and on occasion some pleasant experiences. As I live in Bangkok I am most intimately knowledgable on taxi antics here.
Today though was my first truly scary experience. Read More →