Posted by: hurray December 17, 2011
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Intellegentguy, taxi fare being expensive is one issue and being ripped-off by taxi drivers is another. If someone was cheating, and lying to me while selling me a product worth Rs3 at Rs5 , I would sitll feel ripped-off. The matter it not about the amount, it is about the action.

And yes, taxi fares a quite expensive in Nepal. Travelling around kathmandu entire day, you will easlity spend around Rs500-Rs1000 in taxis. Anyway, not only taxi, everything in Kathmandu has become expensive. A cup of espresso is Rs 250. I can get one here in Europe for 1.2 euros i.e Rs 120. A pizza in pizza hut is around Rs 700, i.e $9. You can get one in US for less than that, and it might even taste better. A pair of fake Lee or Levis jeans from Thailand sold in Sherpa mall cost Rs 5000, i.e 50 euros. I can get a Diesel jeans in sale for 60 euros, i.e Rs 6000 here in europe.
My sano buba's fancy 3000 sq.ft house in Budhanilkantha is rented to a foreigner for $2000/month. I can rent a beautiful renovated 17th century chateau in France for less than that.

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