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Cunning Chinese Cab driver in Shanghai Dec 11, 2009
We took train from HangZhou to Shanghai. We were glad that we had the hotel took care of our train tickets, a little service fee is definitely worth it. We saved a lot of time being in line and may not even get a ticket on the departure date. We booked the tickets 3 days a head. One must be very careful when taking train to and from Shanghai. There are 2 train stations in Shanghai. The one the goes to HangZhou is departing from Shanghai East Station whereas the train that goes to Suzhou departs from Shanghai New Station.
We learnt a lesson in Shanghai. After getting thru the security at Shanghai New Station, we realized our train is departing from Shanghai East Station. We quickly ran outside that station to grab a cab to the East Station. The cab driver knew that we are in such a hurry (our train departing in 30minutes.) He told us he would rush and drive very fast so that we won’t miss the train but he wanted CNY100. Out of no choice, we agreed to the price. He drove extremely fast, we were scare to death but we managed to be at the train station with 10minutes to spare. Here is the best part – he said is CNY200 now! I told him we agreed at CNY100 why CNY200 now? He claimed that CNY100 is for one person. I am very mad at this cunning Chinese!! Charlie didn’t want to waste any time and just gave him the CNY200…. To anyone out there – be extremely careful when dealing with these Chinese in Shanghai. If you get into the cab, make sure to ask the driver uses taxi meter and price is ALWAYS for 2persons!!
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