I like to enjoy the countries that I travel through and come away with good impressions of the people. Thus being, I try to take taxis as least often as possible. I would often much rather walk for hours than enter into negotiations with taxi drivers, who occasionally have the tendency of trying to scrap unwarranted nickles and dimes out of a traveler's purse. This is just how I programed myself- I don't mind walking, I like figuring things out for myself - so there is often little need for me to take a taxi.90% of the time I take a taxi there are no difficulties - no hassles, no arguments, no milking of the meter, no cheating.

The remaining 10% form some of the more begrudging times of my travels.The following is the standard operating procedure that I use to help ensure that I am not "taken for a ride" by taxi drivers.

Wade from Vagabond Journey.com in Egypt- May, 2009

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