This taxi driver only drives backwards and has been doing so for only 11 years

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By Kenny Ong in News on Friday 9 January 2015

In his hometown of Bhatinda, Punjab, in India, taxi driver Harpreet Dev is infamous for his reverse driving skills. This talent was borne out of necessity eleven years ago when his Fiat Padmini became stuck in reverse gear in the dead of the night. ‘I was outside the city, I had no money, so I […]

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If you get into this taxi, there’s a psychotherapist waiting for you inside

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Wednesday 3 December 2014

Taxi Stockholm of Sweden has launched a rather unique service in three of their cabs. Seated in the back seat of each is a psychotherapist ready to offer you a free consultation. For a limited time only, seeing that it is a two-week initiative started late last month, passengers may get to pour out their woes to any of the three psychologists on board. Mia Fahlén is one and she believes that much can be accomplished from even a short 10-minute session.

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Be warned: Russian taxi drivers will paint you blue if you don’t pay them

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By Kenny Ong in Cool Travel on Thursday 5 June 2014

DO NOT, we repeat, DO NOT complain about the taxi fare or refuse to pay the taxi drivers in the Russian city of Nizhny. This is especially true if blue is so not this season. If you are rebellious and care not for our advice, these drivers will gang up on you, force you to […]

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In Japan, you can flag down a Turtle Taxi to crawl you slowly to your location

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 14 May 2014

If you ever find yourself getting into a cab in Yokohama, know that you can take one of these Turtle Taxis, which, unlike what its name suggests, doesn’t actually look like a turtle. However, you have the option of pressing a button at the back of the driver’s seat if you prefer to take your […]

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Going back to the future in a DeLorean taxi

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Design on Wednesday 9 January 2013

After seeing Back To The Future, have you always dreamed of climbing into a DeLorean and speeding through time? Well, if you have, you now can … providing you’re in New York City. Designer Mike Lubrano has transformed a DeLorean into an iconic yellow taxi for fashion brand Nooka. It’s all in the name of progress; the car being a symbol for Nooka’s futuristic philosophy. Just make sure you don’t take it over 88 miles per hour. You might see some serious shit.

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