Taxis, Ho Chi Minh City

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    rip off taxi drivers

    by cheekylittlemonkey Written May 17, 2004

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    If you take a Taxi in Siagon be aware that the driver may
    -say he knows where you want to go, then driver all the way around the city because he pretends not to know where it is! We had a driver take us to the war remenants museam....what taxi driver would not know where the most frequented museum by tourists is??!??!?
    -Try and short change you. We gave the driver a 50'000 note for a 30'000 ride. First he pretended like he didn't owe us change then only gave 2'000 change hoping we would think it was a 20'000 note!!
    -They also pretend not to understand what you are saying so you try and gesture and they still act dumb, when they're clever enough to rip you off!

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    Book a Taxi for the Day

    by Ewingjr98 Written Apr 27, 2004

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    We hired a taxi for a day to take us out to a friend's house in the country. It was a one-hour ride to the house, the driver waited with us for three hours, and we had a one-hour ride back. I think we spent a little more than average at US$35 for the day, but it was worth it. He took great care of us and we had no problems. Before you leave ensure he knows you want him to wait at the destination, and do not pay him until you return.

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    by Fondest_Memories Updated May 15, 2003

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    Taxis can easily be found in Saigon (HCMC). You can go anywhere in the city with a Taxi. One thing you gotta observe once you get on to a taxi is the meter. Make sure metter is on, and the taxi have an operating 2 way radio, which pretty much means it's legitimate. The fare is fairly cheap, and the driver will be willing to wait around on you if you give him a small tip.

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    We went from LAX to Taipei on...

    by tunce2mac Written Aug 26, 2002

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    We went from LAX to Taipei on China Airlines, they aren't Virgin but then again not many other people are.
    Taxi - A twenty minute taxi ride cost us 20,000 VD. Most have AC and you get there faster.

    Cyclos are nice but they aren't very fast, comfortable, or safe

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    by Gili_S Written Jan 7, 2011

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    The use of taxi is very recommended for tourist as well as affordable in Vietnam. This is surely easy and very convenience way for a new tourist in town to get to the right place.

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