Thursday, February 23, 2006
You'd be crazy to hire a car in Delhi. Taxis are plentiful, but it seems most are out for an argument about the fare. I've learned to always ask if the meter is working and ask them to show me the display (most taxis have it covered with a cloth as though it is a useful place to keep a rag for wiping the window. Those drivers who say it is a 250 rupee minimum change their tune when you simply start to get out of the car. One of the funniest journeys has been leaving the hotel and stopping along the way so the driver could pick up something. While stationary, I noticed the speedometer was bust. Can't believe there is such a thing as a speed cop in Delhi. You can never break the limit with so much traffic.