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FROM PETERSBURG WITH LOVE, AN EXCERPT FROM A TRAVELOGUE

... ntrasts when we arrive at the airport. We get into a taxi and its driver, a friendly older man in a cardigan, greets us. I blurt out the address of the apartment we've rented through Airbnb, the drive ...

CONVIVIALITÉ AS A BUSINESS AND RAISON D'ÊTRE

... od Ricard actively promotes Don't Drink & Drive, as the best way to avoid alcohol related accidents is to eliminate the risk. The company recommends finding an alternative solution (designated driver, shuttles ...

UPNETIX: EXPANDING THE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE

... care, to the pharmaceutical sector, the banks, the taxis. Innovations are a must for the survival of industries; otherwise behemoth companies appear, swallowing whole industries. Uber tried to do this, but  ...

¿HAVANA, SI?

... 0s US Chevies and Cadillacs now operating as shared taxis are too rundown to carry tourists) took me into Habana Centro I knew exactly why. Notwithstanding the fair share of photogenic real estate the cit ...

TOP 100: VAGABOND SPECIALS

... cated time limit, send him away immediately by waving your arms in the air and shouting chiba, chiba!. Or: Taxi drivers in Bulgaria are rather talkative. Be the first to break the ice by starting a conv ...

SIGHTS AND SIGNS OF A NATION

... Y STARTED WORKING HORSE TAXI SHOP WORKING TIME: MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 9AM John Lennon lives here? GREENGROCERY STAND, METROPOLITAN YABLANITSA AREA. THIN PRICES FOR THE POPULATION, THE ROMA AND T ...

SOFIA'S FOREIGNERS: KAPKA KASSABOVA

... y coffee, and take their time eating lunch. Three things you dislike about Sofia? Sofia taxi drivers who play loud music, gift you with their racist views, and spread general bad vibes. (There are some ni ...

MULTIKULTI <span class="highlight">BULG</span>ARIA

... fic handling of personal space virtually everywhere – in meetings, queues, taxis and so on. 

 Cheating foreigners If you use taxis you will need to pay serious attention to the meter. Once a taxi driver ...

IN FOR A RIDE

How visitors and residents alike fall victim to dodgy cabbies in Sofia A French girl emerges from Sofia Airport and, before she even looks round for a taxi, she is bombarded with offers of a ride into ...

KOSOVO POLJE

... – never heard. The women are likewise oblivious. When approached, taxi drivers tend to shrug their shoulders. A policeman makes an effort to explain, but his English turns out to be worse than his botched ...

WE'VE GOT MAIL

... it coming to the airport because of the weather conditions. All had gone well on the outward leg of the journey. On our return we made our way via taxi to the bus station in Sofia at approximately 7:15 ...

misLEADING ADVICE No 8

... busy and disappear from sight for some time. In such a case, to order some coffee, attract a staff member's attention by pulling the large red handle in your compartment. Taxi Drivers Taxi drivers in Bulgaria ...

misLEADING ADVICE No 7

... their task. Cabbing Taxi cabs are hailed in Bulgaria by raising your hand in a fist with the middle finger sticking out and pointing in the direction you want to go. Membership of the Union of Bulgarian ...

misLEADING ADVICE No 6

...  Taxi Notes Taxi drivers in Sofia are a friendly, smiling and hospitable bunch of people. They are always happy to change a 100 leva note – even if you are not a customer. Oppa! The most widely-use ...

THE CHALGA WAY OF LIFE

... aunch fans. You may have already noticed this: not everybody in Bulgaria listens to chalga. Indeed, not even all taxi drivers do. But it has become something more than just a kind of music. Just like  ...

misLEADING ADVICE No 2

... pping Bulgarian taxi drivers is considered extremely offensive. Do always ask for your exact change and by no means leave the cab before you get it; otherwise the driver will chase you several blocks t ...

WHEN OK IS NOT O.K.

...  for downtown. I ignored every taxi driver who offered to take me because I had been told about taxi drivers in the city. I was told only O.K. taxis were okay. Not pretend OK taxis without the dots afte ...

18 PERCENT GRAY

... in front of McDonald's at the US side – I have no business driving in Mexico. I cross the border with the Third world on foot. In Tijuana the taxi drivers chat in front of their cars, eat sunflower se ...

HOME HELP AND WHERE TO FIND IT

... r paid in private homes than in the state-run hospitals and schools. The same is true for taxi drivers. Next time you get a cab you may have the relativity theory explained to you in detail by a universi ...
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