Jeffintheworld

My travels, adventures, and mishaps

Hello Au$tralia. OUCH!

ImageAnother thing I’ll chalk up to a “mishap”. It’s called, arriving too late in Melbourne to take public transportation. The picture you see is of my cab fare. That hurt in several places, but mostly my wallet. The worst part is, that’s not the final fare. The cabbie tipped himself another $7 and somethin, and then my credit card company charged me about $9 for using my card. The Australian dollar total came to $94, and considering the Aussie dollar is stronger than the US dollar right now, it equates to about $98.50 US dollars.

That’s right, I paid just about $100 to get from the airport to my couchsurfer’s place.

Lesson: Do NOT arrive after public transportation stops running.

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This entry was posted on April 4, 2013 by and tagged , , .

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