Hell Taxi Rides
Victim(s): All travellers
Here are a number of famous facts about taxi rides taken in Hong Kong:
- One driver was taking Don and Shane to Chi Fu with his eyes shut. "At first we thought he was just a bad driver
swerving around a little, but then I looked from the back seat into the rear vision mirror and his eyes were
completely closed, with the taxi running on auto pilot. A swift kick into the back of the seat restored attention
long enough for us to get out..."
- Many is the taxi driver who will refuse to take you to Sha Tin from Happy Valley.
- Then there was the 80 year taxi driver who drove Johnathan and Shane to Sha Tin at around 20 klms per hour in
the fast lane. He also did not know the way and we had to direct him. He was genuinely worried about how to
find his way back to HK Island where he seemed to have spent all his life.
- We will not mention anything about taxis and various states of late night intoxication ...
- Ever tried to get a taxi when its raining, let alone some kind of typhoon warning.
- Why do the taxi drivers have to stop, start, stop, start, even when there is no traffic in front for hundreds of
- Don't you hate it when you struggle (for us Westerners) to get the Cantonese pronunciation of your destiantion
out and then when you get there the driver says in perfect English: "That'll be $65 thanks!".