It’s a rainy afternoon when I’ve just descended the bus in My Dinh Bus Station. The first thing I want to do is getting home as fast as possible after tiredness from long journey. Nevertheless, cap seems not to be good choice for a student like me who can only afford with a small budget.
Gathering around me are many other “xe om” men as flies and continuously ask me “Where are you going?”. The questions were repeated again and again. I ignored all despite I still do not how will I get home.
Fortunately, I stepped out of the bus and it’s even more “xe om”. However, they are “xe om” with a meter! Besides, they worn uniform that showed me they are well organized. They did wow me and I immediately chose a young man who came to me first with a raincoat on his hand.
First experience – xe om revolutionary step
There are 15 kilometers from My Dinh to my house and takes around 1,5 hours. Therefore, I had times to ask the new type of service in this city.
As far as I know, they acted exactly like a motor taxis company and they communicated each other through mobile-phones. Drivers will pay 30 % of his earnings as commissions, so they kept 70 %. It is not bad but significant steps.
For years, there were a lot of troubles relating to discipline that influence on the awareness of customers when they tried to get a vehicles to transport. If you want to get a good price, you have to bargain aggressively. But you’re still worry about the quality. But now, you can find a reliable motor taxis company online. And there come a driver with a meter, then all you have to do is sitting and seeing roads.