Taxi

Go Back   Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad > Middle East & Africa > Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt

Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt Welcome to the Egypt Expat forum. This is the place to meet like minded expats that have made Egypt their new home. This forum is ideal for Expats that have moved to Egypt and people that are thinking about making Egypt their new home.

Taxi


Reply
 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27th November 2010, 04:17 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: El Agouza/Novelda/St Priest La Plaine
Posts: 14,311
Rep Power: 371760
MaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond reputeMaidenScotland has a reputation beyond repute
2064 likes received
1645 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from scotland. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default Taxi

I have just travelled from the 6th October city in a white metered taxi with my Egyptian friend plus another English women and her son. We were watching the meter and within 2 minutes it was at 5LE and my Egyptian friend asked him what he was playing at.. anyway we decided to bail out in Mohiandiseen and when we went to pay him my Egyptian friend asked why he was cheating the meter...Quote... I put the tourist meter on... there is no tourist meter and my friend told him that we were not tourists we speak Arabic and we live in Cairo he started shouting when could he put the tourist meter on if he couldn't put it on when foreigners were in his cab.

Be aware... there is no tourist meter.




Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27th November 2010, 06:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: The Islamic Emirate of Egypt
Posts: 1,553
Rep Power: 111168
DeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond reputeDeadGuy has a reputation beyond repute
228 likes received
97 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from egypt. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

Well if the taxi driver is overrating, there are many scenarios for that, the most popular couple of scenarios would be:

1-You don’t have any luggage in the vehicle, so you offer the driver what you think he deserves, if he refuses to take that and asks for more, you open the door, step out of the vehicle and walk away! He will eventually take what you already offered!! That’s why it’s preferable to pay AFTER stepping out of the vehicle!

2-You’re in the taxi but still need the driver to get your luggage out, you give him whatever he’s asking for, but you never step out of the vehicle, then after giving him the money he asked for, you ask him to drive you to a NEW destination that you’d pay separately for, that new destination shall be the nearest police station, once you say that, he’ll probably give you ALL your money back and then ask you to forget the whole thing and give him “whatever you think he deserves”! Personally I’d exclude the tipping part from what I’d give to a taxi driver that MADE me do this, but duh, it’s up to you!

Yes the reactions that I’ve just suggested would probably waste much of your time which is probably worth more than a few extra pounds that you’d pay to shut the idiot up, but personally if I was treated like an idiot that “will just pay” -Even if it was an extra ONE LE- that would ruin my whole bloody day anyway, so who cares about few minutes wasted!

Good luck folks!

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27th November 2010, 11:31 PM
aykalam's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cairo
Posts: 2,822
Rep Power: 18132
aykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond reputeaykalam has a reputation beyond repute
538 likes received
481 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

My taxi fare from City Stars to my doorstep should be LE25-27 max, then I add a few pounds tip if I think the guy deserves it. Last time I went to get a white cab from the taxi queue inside the gate (as you come out of the mall there is a big line of them before you get to the street), just in case I asked the guy "how much to Rehab?", he says "LE60"

So I said shokran and walked a few meters to the gate where there are always loads of cabs waiting, most of them with meters nowadays, and paid the correct fare. Unfortunately even if you speak Arabic to them, the minute they see a foreigner they try and rip you off, wherever you go. Very sad but very true

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 13th December 2010, 02:53 PM
CherryBomb's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maadi,Cairo
Posts: 7
Rep Power: 0
CherryBomb is on a distinguished road

Users Flag! Originally from jordan. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

as long as u are here in"Egypt" take the white cab and don't ask for the price just look for the cost on the counting screen , and if he complain just leave him

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 14th December 2010, 09:42 PM
bat bat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: cairo
Posts: 717
Rep Power: 4171
bat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond repute
35 likes received
5 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by CherryBomb View Post
as long as u are here in"Egypt" take the white cab and don't ask for the price just look for the cost on the counting screen , and if he complain just leave him
my 20yr old daughter took a taxi (fluent arabic) from city stars to korba the guy asked for 5 and she was impressed and she gave him a decent tip ( very easy to tip decently when you dont earn the money) and he refused she was most impressed
and so was i. she also saw a taxi driver punch an egyptian woman who refused to pay a taxi driver more so its not only foreigners

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 14th December 2010, 09:51 PM
bat bat is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: cairo
Posts: 717
Rep Power: 4171
bat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond reputebat has a reputation beyond repute
35 likes received
5 likes given

Users Flag! Originally from uk. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bat View Post
my 20yr old daughter took a taxi (fluent arabic) from city stars to korba the guy asked for 5 and she was impressed and she gave him a decent tip ( very easy to tip decently when you dont earn the money) and he refused she was most impressed
and so was i. she also saw a taxi driver punch an egyptian woman who refused to pay a taxi driver more so its not only foreigners
also when ever i have seen any kind of traffic accident its not always a guarantee that a passing police car will stop, but there will always be a taxi driver or two, parked by the side trying to assist so there not all bad
and if you dont take a taxi its shank's pony micro bus or tram ( all very interesting, my days of them are long gone)

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 14th December 2010, 09:54 PM
Horus's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
Posts: 823
Rep Power: 35463
Horus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond reputeHorus has a reputation beyond repute
3 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from england. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bat View Post
she also saw a taxi driver punch an egyptian woman who refused to pay a taxi driver more so its not only foreigners

That's terrible

These women need to get proper martial arts training

__________________
We only regret chances we didnt take, the relationships we were scared to have and the decisions we waited to long to make
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 14th December 2010, 10:48 PM
NZCowboy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nasr City, Cairo
Posts: 364
Rep Power: 2635
NZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond reputeNZCowboy has a reputation beyond repute
4 likes received

Users Flag! Originally from newzealand. Users Flag! Expat in egypt.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bat View Post
my 20yr old daughter took a taxi (fluent arabic) from city stars to korba the guy asked for 5 and she was impressed and she gave him a decent tip ( very easy to tip decently when you dont earn the money) and he refused she was most impressed
and so was i.
When you find a good taxi driver we get their moblie number. We have about 4 or 5 taxis that we use regularly. The good and switched on drivers like to have regulars. One we have used for ten years, part of the family.
When you find a good one they are worth their weight in gold.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Expat Forum For People Moving Overseas And Living Abroad forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Expat From Country
Please select the country you originate from. This will appear as a flag when you make posts on the site.
Expat To Country
Please select the country you have either moved to or want to relocate to. This will be presented on the site when you make posts.

Log-in


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
taxi from airport weluvspain Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain 14 29th May 2011 03:17 PM
FAO Taxi drivers Sam Egypt Expat Forum for Expats Living in Egypt 11 10th October 2010 05:21 PM
Taxi Fares? dasarisrikanth South Africa Expat Forum for Expats Living in South Africa 0 17th September 2010 07:05 AM
Taxi Fairs ronny333 Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain 4 9th May 2010 03:19 PM
More taxi travails gino Thailand Expat Forum for Expats Living in Thailand 2 25th April 2010 01:10 AM

FORUM PARTNERS

ExpatForum.com is owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc.

Retiring Overseas Guides | Moving Overseas Guides | Cost of Living | Health Care Guides


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:14 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.