Learning These Local Customs Will Make It So You’re Not “That Tourist”

Sitting In The Back Seat Of A Taxi Is Considered Snobby

Sitting In The Back Seat Of A Taxi Is Considered Snobby In The Lands Down Under
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It’s common practice for North Americans to hail a cab and automatically jump into the back seat. We’re not being rude, it’s just what we’ve been taught to do. Well, in Australia and New Zealand, you do pretty much the same motions: hail a cab, wait for it to stop, open the door, get in. Only, you shouldn’t get into the backseat of the taxi.

If you’re the sole passenger in the car, it is considered to be very snobby to hop into the backseat of the car. Doing so makes the cabbie feel like they are your servant. If you find yourself down under, be sure to hop up front!