Whenever I've arrived in a new country, I've had to re-learn basic skills.
In Indonesia, I had to figure out how to take a taxi. The first men who approach you at bus stations yelling "taxi!" actually drive private cars and will quote you double what you should pay. Official taxi drivers wear uniforms and use a meter to determine how much you owe. By contrast, bus drivers and workers do not wear uniforms. You have to get used to trusting the guys in cargo pants who tell you which bus to board by yelling destinations.
|On the way to Gunung Bromo on Java - Probably not the best way to flag down a cab