Re: [78attendees] WARNING: Taxis in Brussels

Andrew Sullivan <ajs@shinkuro.com> Fri, 30 July 2010 18:11 UTC

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On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 08:01:17PM +0200, Adam Roach wrote:
> that I'm still not certain whether we were swindled, or whether the  
> taxis in the the area really are that expensive. But any rational  
> analysis of the price keeps pushing be back toward this being a 
> shake-down.

FWIW, the hotel staff (1/2 block from Bruxelles Nord) here told me a
taxi in the morning would probably take €45.  So I think you weren't
shaken down, but there may be some detail of how the pricing worked or
what the driver said that wasn't especially clear (which is at least
pretty close to a swindle).

A

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