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According to TripAdvisor, in taxis, "both Thais and local ex-pats commonly round up the fare (i.e. 51 baht fare rounded up to 60 baht)." As ฿7 is equivalent to US$0.22, I wouldn't worry about it much.


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Navigating central Tokyo by car is an expensive, confusing pain, so the Japanese solution is to take the train out to the general area you want to explore, then rent a car at the station. JR's Ekiren service (aka "Trenta", as in train-rental-car) is the best way to do this, and they often have promotional packages that combine train tickets and ...


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No, you shouldn't have any trouble. As you said, the situation in Germany is relatively normal. There are still virus-related restrictions, but there are plenty of flights operating and plenty of taxi drivers who still need to eat and pay rent. At Tegel, there are taxi stands at Terminals A, C and E, so no matter which terminal you arrive you shouldn't have ...


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As of 2019, the official waiting time tariff for taxis in Bangkok is 3 baht per minute. But cabbies can be nervous about passengers leaving before payment and not coming back, so it's safer for them to get paid for the fare so first, and then restart the meter on return. Restarting the meter also gives you another 2 km for "free" (included in base price), ...


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You can try taking a local bus, but it does take a bit of planning. They are almost always on time, and pretty easy to use. Some of them are pay by trip, and others are pay by distance. You can tell depending if you get on the bus from the front (pay by trip) or the middle (pay by distance). If you get a pay by distance bus you pick up a ticket when you ...


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Driving in Japan is easier than you imagine it might be, though I would hesitate to drive in Tokyo. The car I rented in Hokkaido in 2016 had navigation in English (I had to specifically request this option when booking), and I needed an International Drivers Permit. The navigation interface was a little unusual relying on phone numbers or points-of-interest ...


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Here's the best answer from the local foreigner: now there is an app like that! It's called UBcab and it's available in english. The price is quite fixed and easy to locate where you are etc. The arm sticking thing is literally a danger so better use official taxis or just walk if it's downtown the place is so cramped that taxi could be a waste of money. But ...


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It's been a while since I was in Creamea last time, so this information can be outdated. Search for ride sharing apps in Creamea didn't get me anything even in Russian, so it looks like you'll need to find the transportation in old fashion way. However, I found this post (in Russian) about high prices for so-called wild taxis, so here is the summary: From ...


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I don't think there are any automated options for this, although Google Maps is slowly rolling out combined transit & ride share routing in various places and it's already landed in Singapore. My usual approach is to identify the closest Skytrain/MRT station (preferably on the same road as the destination), go there via train, and then switch to Grab for ...


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You can look it up directly in the Uber app: Currently 10 minutes waiting time and a few Uber around.


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So I have found out about Shark Taxi. They have an app which looks like a standard ride-hailing app (kind of light on address recognition, but all the expected functionality is there). Of course, I did not try calling an actual cab with it, but it will quote prices for Crimean routes which look genuine: The confusing part is that they seem to have two ...


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It turns that Taxi Maxim does also work, as witnessed by the following ads, but with a quirk: If you download Android app via app store, it will not list Crimean cities neither it will quote prices, but, if you download an .apk from https://скачаймаксим.рф/ - it will auto-detect location in Crimea and quote prices.


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Knowing very well the situation for strikes in France, few people realize that you can actually book in advance or pretty much instantly a transport provider (Taxi/VTC) for anywhere in France, no matter the distance on a website called monTransport.com. ---> https://monTransport.com all you need to do is to put your departure and arrival address and ...


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