This is another favorite english-language China blog. Basically a series of rants for expats living in China that gets pretty hysterical at times.
“Beijing cab drivers always seem to have a million excuses for why they don’t wanna take you somewhere.
I have some variant of the following conversation just about every second day in Beijing:
Me: Good day sir, please take me to [Insert place name here].
Me: Why not?
Driver: [Insert one of the following excuses here:]
????(I’m going home.)
????(I need to get gas.)
?????(I’m going to eat.)
????????(I’m going the other direction.)
????(I don’t know the way.)
???(Its too close.)
???(Its too far.)
???????(You should catch the subway.)
Seems like no cab driver in Beijing is happy unless you want a ride to either (a) his house, or (b) Tianjin.