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whats the best way for me to get around alone (husband works during day) wont have a car but dont want to be stuck home all day, or be ripped off by taxi drivers

asked Feb 14 in Activities by KATE

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10 Answers

answered Feb 14 by anonymous
I don't mind taking you around for shopping coffee etc all day long and for free ;D
commented Feb 14 by anonymous
Not suspicious at all.
commented Feb 18 by Hams Hussein (580 points)
Not creepy either
answered Feb 14 by Alphanso (6,120 points)
Bus
answered Feb 14 by ax
You can apply for a drivers license if you are a housewife who has children and whose husbands already hold driving licenses
commented Feb 14 by anonymous
Yea but thats limited to certain professions.
commented Feb 14 by anonymous
having children is a profession too anyway...
commented Feb 20 by KATE
Thanks, Im not sure I want to drive there! everyone keeps telling me its crazy, I guess I will have to observe and then see how I feel
answered Feb 14 by anonymous
download the careem app
answered Feb 15 by anonymous
If your name really is Kate, and your appearance matches the name, just go to the general traffic department and specifically request to speak with the head of the traffic department (He is a big shot Colnel).  Explain nicely, and he will most probably issue you a license.  Once again only do this if your name really is Kate and you look like a Kate.
commented Feb 20 by KATE
yes my name is kate and i look like a kate, i am from jolly olde england so i know the colonel, cheers, toodlepip
commented Feb 21 by anonymous
Don’t dismiss this suggestion.  It WORKS.
answered Feb 19 by anonymous
Ask friends for a taxi driver that they would recommend. Use their services, you quickly learn how much a journey should cost and there are many honest drivers that you can call or message.
answered Feb 20 by anonymous
Why don't you work in a nursery or English teacher?
answered Feb 20 by anonymous
Try the careem app a lot of my friends use it.
commented Feb 22 by Killshot (690 points)
I looked up the app used the fare calculator, estimated the price it would take for my usual route.It said 2kd which usually the price the taxi says too, in the beginning, to bullshit people and then I say 1.250 kd and then they say ok (we both know that's the actual price so we cut to the chase).I don't know I am sceptical, it's basically uber overpriced taxis.If she doesn't want to be ripped off by taxis who charge less why get ripped off even more by that app.
answered Feb 21 by Azmil
There are very less things to enjoy alone.  But I have few suggestions to make your time valuable:
Walk around different direction everyday
Say Hi to people
Speak with them
Give them moral support
commented Feb 21 by anonymous
I’ll give you linguistic support.

Very ‘few’ things.  NEVER very ‘less’ things.
answered Feb 22 by Killshot (690 points)
Hire a personal driver, they're not that expensive maybe in the 50-200 KD range per month which is useful and much cheaper depending on how much you want to go out.I'd justify it if you go out atleast 20 times per month but if it's less and you don't want to ride disgusting buses.Why not try and strike a deal with a taxi agency, a membership of sorts which would be much cheaper than you're own personal driver.I think lots of taxi agencies offer it.
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