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Bus – in Thimphu (the country’s capital) the local bus line “City Bus Service” provides public transportation for its residents. Because the capital’s streets are NOT numbered, each bus stop is named by whatever is at that stop. Examples of typical bus stops in Thimphu are: “Deki School”, TATA Motors”, “WET Canteen”, “Helipad”, “City Bus … Continue reading Bus

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Taxis

Taxis – local taxis in Thimphu usually have meters, but hardly ever use them. Because local taxi drivers are notorious for overcharging foreigners, it’s best to negotiate the fare before boarding a taxi. Nu. 100 is a fair price for a local ride (since Thimphu is a smaller place than other capital cities). If you’re … Continue reading Taxis

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Bus

Bus – There are benefits to taking local buses around Ho Chi Minh City, especially if you are an adventurous person and appreciate gliding around the city in air conditioned comfort. There are over 100 bus routes in Ho Chi Minh City (the bus fare is currently 300 VND, which is a cheap way to … Continue reading Bus

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TAXI

TAXI – in Ho Chi Minh City, the standard taxi fare is between 10,000 VND and 15,000 VND (with 6,000 VND for each additional km). These are the taxi companies that function in Ho Chi Minh City: Mai Linh: +84 08 3829 8888 Vinasun: +84 08 3827 2727   Note: Most taxi drivers in Ho … Continue reading TAXI

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Tuk-Tuk

Tuk-Tuk: for the adventurous traveler, Tuk-tuks or ‘sam lor’ (three-wheeled vehicles) used to be everyone’s favorite way of getting around Bangkok before the more efficient trains, buses and colorful taxis took over. Originating from an old-fashioned rickshaw during World War II, a tuk-tuk is essentially a rickshaw with a small engine fitted in.   Tuk-tuks … Continue reading Tuk-Tuk

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Bus

Bus – the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority (BMTA) is responsible for providing bus services to people living and working in Bangkok and nearby provinces. BMTA operates over 100 routes, served by more than 3,000 buses (regular buses and air-conditioned). There are also privately-owned buses, and minibuses (both private and operated by the BMTA).   Regular … Continue reading Bus

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Tren

Train — Fast and efficient, the Mass Rapid Transit network (MRT) local train system serves 18 stations and stretches for 20 km in a horseshoe shape from Hua Lamphong in the South (near Chinatown) to Bang Sue in the north. Trains arrive every 5-7 minutes, and connect to the BTS Skytrain at Sukhumvit and Silom … Continue reading Tren

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TAXI

TAXI – aside from public transportation, the easiest and most convenient way to get around Bangkok is by taxi. Most taxis are new, spacious and, in addition to the traditional green-yellow and red-blue, they also come in colors like bright orange, red and even pink. Finding a taxi is not a hassle, especially around hotels, … Continue reading TAXI

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Car rental

Car rental agencies operating in Taipei: Avis: +886 2 6620 6620 Car Plus: +886 2 2502 1389 Chailease: +886 2 2788 2868 Formosa Car: +886 919 828 159 Gharry Car Rental +886 3 323 9637  

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TAXIS

TAXIS (Taipei) – Taxis in Taipei are numerous, and they are a very flexible way to get around. Fares starts at NT$70 (more in smaller cities), and a short trip to or from the nearest MRT stop is unlikely to cost much more than NT$100. Especially if you have a few people, or are just … Continue reading TAXIS