Tuesday, October 19, 2021

What Is Uber Fare Review Etiquette?

Uber has become my wing man and guardian angel when I'm forced to use a taxi. I've written extensively about the Worst Places to Hail a Cab and just completed a dispute with Citi regarding...

The Mexico City Metro

I had read about the terrible traffic in Mexico City and thought it would be more convenient, more cultural to take the scenic route via the Mexico City Metro.

Why Hotels Don’t List Airport Transport Options

If you've been reading my Hotel Reviews you will notice that they start with a 'Getting There' snippet. I do this for two reasons: 1) If you are landing in a country and google...

Egyptian Traffic Jam: A Lesson in Being Proactive

A memorable day at the pyramids gave way to an afternoon of disappointment as I sit here stuck in Cairo rush hour traffic on a road to nowhere. I was supposed to go to...

Taxi in Luxor: A Lesson In Patience

The bane of my existence are taxis, specifically taxis from the airport. I write about them all the time and no matter where I go I always have to deal with their shady ways. As...

Luxor Taxi Conclusion: It’s Impossible to Pay What You Paid

And now for the dramatic conclusion of my time in Luxor. Fed up with the swindlers, I passed out early yesterday from exhaustion. All I wanted to do was wake up, get in a taxi,...

Sharm el-Sheikh Taxi: For 40, I Bring You Camel, Tomorrow

The hilarity of my taxi adventures continue as I take on the taxi drivers from Sharm el-Sheikh airport. After being told that the price would be $18 for a ten minute ride, I had to...

Sharm el-Sheikh Airport Taxi: This Time It’s My Fault

‎I know I'm going to open myself to attack on this one and deservedly so but before you unleash your fury please understand I am candidly sharing this experience when I probably should keep...

National Express: Bus From Heathrow to Gatwick

Not a lot of entertainment in this part of the Trip Report but some useful information that I wish I would've known ahead of time that may be of benefit to you if you are flying into Heathrow and out of another London airport. Nothing is as stressful as arriving in one terminal and being forced to depart from another.

A Case Against Taking Uber in NYC

Maybe I should change the focus of my blog from points to taxis since I write about them so much. As a newcomer to any city, the lazy way to get around is to...
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