Travelling by taxicab
A taxicab, taxi or cab is, in most cases, a comfortable method for door-to-door transport.
If you speak the local language, a conversation with the driver can give inside information of the neighbourhood, not provided by guidebook.
Hints for taxi travel
- Get information for local taxi regulation: Each country and city has different regulation for taxi travel.
- Have the destination address written down in local language: Drivers might not be fluent in your language.
- Follow local customs for tipping: While tipping is expected in some places (most low-income countries), it can be refused in other parts of the world (such as Japan).
- Be aware of traffic conditions: During rush hour and special events, taxi travel might be a worse choice than urban rail.