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Author Topic: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR  (Read 15725 times)

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #45 on: December 03, 2014, 08:44:01 AM »
As is all other rules and laws there as well ;D!! Once again thanks for the great installment! Looking forward to the next one!
😊. I'm glad you enjoyed.

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2014, 01:11:50 AM »
Great TR!  Looking forward to your others.

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2014, 01:32:30 AM »
Great TR!  Looking forward to your others.
Thanks!

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #48 on: February 05, 2015, 03:30:47 PM »
FTR, I found this out when I was in Bangkok, Taxis do not charge for traffic time or waiting time, the meter only calculates distance

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2015, 03:36:44 PM »
FTR, I found this out when I was in Bangkok, Taxis do not charge for traffic time or waiting time, the meter only calculates distance
Even so, 6 hours for ~$30 is very cheap.

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #50 on: February 05, 2015, 03:39:14 PM »
Even so, 6 hours for ~$30 is very cheap.
True, one time when i took a taxi there the guy quoted me 200 baht for the ride, I knew to bargain so i tried then i stopped myself, we were 4 guys in the taxi, going somewhere at least half hour away, let the guy have his $6!
on the way back, the driver used the meter, 85 baht!

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #51 on: February 05, 2015, 03:40:03 PM »
True, one time when i took a taxi there the guy quoted me 200 baht for the ride, I knew to bargain so i tried then i stopped myself, we were 4 guys in the taxi, going somewhere at least half hour away, let the guy have his $6!
on the way back, the driver used the meter, 85 baht!
Crazy!

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Crazy!
going in august... i think this is gonna be the best part. spending the same amount on cabs for the whole trip as one way in nyc usually

great TR btw. lots of good stuff. had be planning to hire a cab for the day so this def shows its a good idea

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going in august... i think this is gonna be the best part. spending the same amount on cabs for the whole trip as one way in nyc usually

great TR btw. lots of good stuff. had be planning to hire a cab for the day so this def shows its a good idea
Make sure the cab takes you where you want to go and not to various stores where the driver gets commission. If you do agree to go to a store, don't buy anything becasue you are being overcharged and the commission goes to the driver. Well at least be aware that this is how the game is being played.

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Make sure the cab takes you where you want to go and not to various stores where the driver gets commission. If you do agree to go to a store, don't buy anything becasue you are being overcharged and the commission goes to the driver. Well at least be aware that this is how the game is being played.
yea saw that written in a couple place and will keep it in mind

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #55 on: October 28, 2015, 07:12:47 PM »
I just this TR! Amazing stuff!!
I really enjoy the clear day to day style trip reports!

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Re: Yehoshua's Melbourne, Sydney and Gold Cost Australia, Bangkok & Tokyo TR
« Reply #56 on: October 28, 2015, 07:14:37 PM »
I just this TR! Amazing stuff!!
I really enjoy the clear day to day style trip reports!
Glad you enjoyed! I hope it helps with your trip planning.