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Posts tagged ‘taxi’

Counterfeit Currency – Not Just in the Movies

I had a run-in with counterfeit currency today. Every time I have paid for something in Peru, I have had my offered banknotes scrutinized: held up to the light and bent in several ways before they have been accepted. Now I know why. Read more

Transport in Cuba

One of the first things to come to mind when you hear the word Cuba are old american cars (máquinas), used predominantly as taxis. They are such an iconic image, and can be found all over the island, gently nursed by their third generation owners. The drivers will insist on opening and shutting the doors for you, as if you are too firm you run the risk of actually breaking the car Read more

Oaxaca Transport: Colectivos

A colectivo is, as the name suggests, a shared form of transport. It looks very like a taxi, except it lacks a sign on the roof, and has a destination written in pen on the windscreen instead.
It is a normal 4 door sedan however it actually carries 6 people: 3 seated across the back seat and 3 across the front. Yep, who needs a handbrake when you can place a cushion over it and call it another seat. Read more

Embracing the Chaos

Reinventing Myself on Mexican Time

Dinner: A Love Story

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Heart of Light

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

A Cup of Jo

My year living in Oaxaca, Mexico

Healthy Happier Bear

Adventures In Striving For A Healthy, Happier Life!

Simple Provisions

Food does not need to be fancy to be celebrated