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Transportation in the UK: Here's how to get around

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More and more popular travel destinations have public transport just playing - at least to a degree. But when you arrive in the UK, you will probably find it a little difficult to figure out how to get from one place to another. After spending a few weeks on the tropical island of Indonesia, we have gained experience on how to get around UK, so you are prepared for what opportunities you have. Tighten the harness - it will be a long write. Table of Contents Taxi Grab Scooter and motorcycle hire Car Rent Taxi Taxi is arguably the most obvious transport solution for the vast majority of people visiting the UK. They are usually easy to spot, they have room for your luggage and you are relatively safe and cool in a car. There are basically two kinds of taxis in the UK; Blue Bird (Indonesia's most widely used taxi company) and private taxis. minicab Bethnal green road Common to both of them is that it is important that you make sure that the driver understands your destination. A bit of good advice is to always follow the route on a map. Many drivers will claim that they do not have any change money, so we recommend that you have small money on you so that you can give an accurate amount. Alternatively, you may find yourself getting rounded to the nearest banknote. If you are driving to an attraction, it may be worth considering if the taxi driver asks if he should wait for you. It is not everywhere that there are just as many taxis, so it may be nice to know that he is waiting for you. Typically, it will not cost more than 50,000 IDR (about 20-25 DKK) per hour.

Blue Bird

You will be able to know the Blue Bird taxis on their blue color and a sign on the roof that says ...

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More and more popular travel destinations have public transport just playing - at least to a degree. But when you arrive in the UK, you will probably find it a little difficult to figure out how to get from one place to another. After spending a few weeks on the tropical island of Indonesia, we have gained experience on how to get around UK, so you are prepared for what opportunities you have. Tighten the harness - it will be a long write. Table of Contents Taxi Grab Scooter and motorcycle hire Car Rent Taxi Taxi is arguably the most obvious transport solution for the vast majority of people visiting the UK. They are usually easy to spot, they have room for your luggage and you are relatively safe and cool in a car. There are basically two kinds of taxis in the UK; Blue Bird (Indonesia's most widely used taxi company) and private taxis. minicab Bethnal green road Common to both of them is that it is important that you make sure that the driver understands your destination. A bit of good advice is to always follow the route on a map. Many drivers will claim that they do not have any change money, so we recommend that you have small money on you so that you can give an accurate amount. Alternatively, you may find yourself getting rounded to the nearest banknote. If you are driving to an attraction, it may be worth considering if the taxi driver asks if he should wait for you. It is not everywhere that there are just as many taxis, so it may be nice to know that he is waiting for you. Typically, it will not cost more than 50,000 IDR (about 20-25 DKK) per hour.

Blue Bird

You will be able to know the Blue Bird taxis on their blue color and a sign on the roof that says taxi. They are usually trustworthy, have fairly English proficiency, and run on a taximeter. If you insist, most drivers are willing to agree on a price, but in most cases, the taximeter will be the cheapest. If you do not agree on a price in advance and the taxi driver refuses to use the taxi meter, then get out and find another taxi. Blue Bird taxis can be found in every corner of the south of the UK, making them a great, and reasonably cheap way to get around Seminyak, Denpasar and Nusa Dua. Most drivers may also be persuaded to drive you to your hotel in Ubud, or similar distances, but after that, you will not see the shadow of a Blue Bird, and not one that will take you. Blue Bird taxis are not welcome outside the metropolitan area, and they are only allowed to drive into a hotel and drop off passengers. If they pick up passengers, locals come after them. It is not really something you talk about, but you will be greeted with signs where it is clear that Blue Bird, Grab, Uber, etc. are not welcome in cities like Ubud, Lovina, etc. A single taxi driver tried in broken English to explain to us that it is mafia-like conditions and that one does not have to be a Blue Bird driver who challenges the local taxis 'is. We learned the above in a slightly tricky way when we tried to book a Blue Bird taxi through their app (because they are cheaper than the private ones in the area) when we were going from Ubud to Lovina. Three times our booking was accepted but was canceled after 15-20 minutes. This leads us to the MyBlueBird application for your smartphone. It works really well. You choose where you want to be picked up, where you want to be deposited and whether you want to pay cash to the driver or whether the final amount should just be deducted from your card. Thus, you have the option to avoid having to spend cash and discuss with a taxi driver about what price you agreed or what was on the taxi meter before it was switched off. We were super excited about the application while living in Seminyak, but realized that it is not worth much outside the southern part of the UK. In addition to booking a taxi right away, you can also pre-book one to pick up at any given time If you want a lightning course in using the application, read our post on the MyBlueBird application here.

Private taxis

You don't walk 10 meters in the UK without being greeted by someone who can carry you around the world for a special price for you, my friend. Many are self-employed, others are part of an organized taxi group, and others are part of mafia-like groups. In general, you can easily use these taxis, without the great anguish. The best advice we can give is to take a brief assessment of whether the person seems trustworthy and comfortable. Don't be afraid to negotiate with them on the price - the vast majority are willing to move at least 30% and more often. Once you've reached a price that you're happy with, make sure the driver knows exactly where you're going before you drive anywhere. They can be quick to "get to" driving you to the wrong place, and then demand more money to drive to the right place. Optionally, follow the car's route on the phone, the maps.me application can display map data offline, and Google Maps also works, n1 cabs

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