Vegetable peeler seller in the
streets of Damascus, Syria.
Taxi meter that is not turned on
in Damascus. Meters can be a useful tool in trying to get a fair price, but can
be fixed to still cheat you. Sometimes it's better to agree on a set price
before getting in the cab.
International bus station in
A Chilean doctor and Chaya
bargaining for a taxi ride from Damascus, Syria to Amman, Jordan. Usually it is
useful to team up with other foreigners when negotiating an international taxi
price. This gives you more control over who is sharing the ride with you, and
more leverage over bargaining.
The one legged man claimed he
lived in the US, and spoke good English. I don't know what his story was, but it
was useful to have someone to help us translate.
Taxi drivers present passenger
passports and information to a taxi stand at the international taxi station n
Damascus, Syria. This is common practice in many countries.
Desert of northern Jordan.
Cliff hostel in Amman, Jordan. It
was cheap, comfortable and friendly.
Minaret outside old mosque in the
middle of Amman, Jordan.