Supply & Demand
Wintering at our regular undisclosed location on the Continent, we got to see the Free Market in action during the recent heavy snows. A 23km taxi trip from the airport (of about 35 minutes duration in the snow) attracted a €100 'surcharge' at the end of the journey from our Turkish taxi-driver.
We weren't inclined to haggle, considering the reputation of said local Turkish taxi-drivers to often also be gun-carrying gangsters. And we suspect this was a rather common surprise on the night in question, with the superb public transport in this particular European nation temporarily out of commission.
Anyone else have Christmas horror-stories to report?