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06
Dec
2009
Late Night Taxi Ride E-mail
City Life - Report
Written by Peter
During these last couple month I have frequently journeyed this rollercoaster ride, known as the “Late Night Taxi Ride”. This experience is somewhat daunting at first, due to my lack of knowledge of the vastness of Xi’an, and my lack of skills in the Chinese language department. Also, that in some other countries around the world, that late night taxi ride can end up being the last thing you do for a long time.

However, one comes to learn the many paths that a taxi can take from Zhong Lou to Gaoxin. The purpose for this article, has been spurned on by the many noticeable events I have seen through the double-vision of my drunken eyes, as the taxi driver delivers me home.

These are my top 4 strange happenings in Xi'an:

  1. Overturned car on 2nd ring road
  2. Man lying on the road and another man stomping on his stomach (2nd ring road)
  3. Police RBT (Random Breath Test), true to its word, smelling the breath of the driver
  4. Car driving really really really really fast going the wrong way.

Before coming to Xi’an, I had experienced some wonderous and eventful taxi rides around the world, and a have a list of tales from other people that can lead one to believe this is the same everywhere. I must say, here in Xian, I have always had good taxi rides, and drivers who are trusting and somewhat interesting in ensuring you get home safely. Even through drunken stuttering and incoherent Mandarin, I always arrive home safely and not without having to pay extra due to the taxi driver taking advantage of my state.

Please feel free to add your happening(s) to the list by adding them into the comment form below!

Our valuable Editor Peter has been with us since Saturday, 11 July 2009.

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0 #1 Harald Mohn 2009-12-15 23:10
Oh...here comes my sweet happening: 4 a.m.: returning from a bar. taxi driver drove well, no problems, but while driving (thanks mr. driver that you stopped by to watch it as well :-D.) i see 2 chinese girls hitting a chinese guy with their hand bags and kicking him with their high heels. well. what could he have done to make those girls so angry, muahaha.
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