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If you don't have a rental car and if you are not in the mood for a long walk, you'll have to take a taxi in Famagusta because there is no public transportation. The taxis fix their prices for the trips in the city center but it is not announced or written anywhere. You are expected to "know" this. For summer 2011, the fare fixing was 7 TL for travels in Famagusta and 10 TL for travels to Glapsides Beach.
Unique Suggestions: If you realize the taxi driver is charging you more than the current fixing, you can always bargain. They may behave as if they do not understand Englis to avoid the bargain but the majority understans. In such a case, if you just pay the current fixing and leave the car, he won't follow you. Maybe he'll just yell but just walk away.
Fun Alternatives: You have to tell the taxi driver the current fixing to avoid the trap. You can ask your hotel or any local store the current fixing. Remember it is not written anywhere. People just know it.
Written Sep 3, 2011
It is very common for taxi drivers to give their customers their business cards. They want you to directly call them when you need a taxi. Generally when you call them, if they are not available at that moment, they try to arrange another taxi for you. This may mean waiting for too long.
Unique Suggestions: When the taxi driver tries to convince you to call him for his taxi, just take his business card (some of them are really cool by the way) and smile. This way you'll avoid a long conversation.
Fun Alternatives: It is not hard to find a taxi in Famagusta so take the card but don't appreciate it. Still, keep a few until you leave. You know, just in case...
Written Sep 3, 2011
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