Amusingly named cab firms in no order whatsoever
> TAXI HOF OSLO
We’re not sure if this is a homage to the man from Baywatch, or if Hof is as common as Barry in Norway, but we’re going to give these bad boys a call before going marauding anywhere. TEL: +47 9204 3787
> BONA TAXI RIGA
If your name is Dick, Willy or Mr Knob, there is but one cab firm to call in the Latvian capital. But then “bona” could just be Latvian for “speedy”. Possibly.
TEL: 800 5050 (LATVIA ONLY)
> PIZZA TAXI TENERIFE
How often have you staggered out of the pub in desperate need of pizza and a taxi? Unfortunately, we’re all still waiting for this invention, as on closer inspection this firm looks to be just in the business of fast food.
> TARTAN TAXIS INVERNESS
Of course the Scots would name a cab firm Tartan Taxis. It’s catchy, definitively from north of the border, allows for brightly coloured vehicles and suggests the drivers wear kilts.
TEL: +44 (0)1463 222 777
> DRIVER PLUS TAXI WARSAW
Not sure if this is a company name or a description of what you’re getting for your money. If it’s the latter, it all seems startlingly literal. Do Polish bar bills say “Beer, plus use of glass”?
TEL: +48 606 608 505
> POLLO TAXI PALERMO
You don’t have to speak much Italian to know that the man in the Portakabin on the other end of the line is basically answering the phone: “Hello, Chicken Cabs.”
TEL: +39 091 871 1058
> KNOCKABS BELFAST
Sometimes two words were never meant to be used together, and this name from a firm in the suburb of Knock just sounds plain scary. “Roight mate, where to?” “We’ll just walk, thanks.”
TEL: +44 (0)28 9065 8100
> WEROTAX EINDHOVEN
It’s midnight. You’re alone on a Dutch industrial estate. You see a minicab card, pick it up and start to dial. “Ja, Werotax?”, says the man in an oddly hairy voice. You notice it’s a full moon. You hang up the phone.
TEL: +31 499 471 471
> SUPER HALLO GDANSK
Using western words to entice tourists is a trick the Knights Templar first observed at an Arabian tavern called Maxi-Drinky Pop-Pop in 1149. And this Polish firm proves the idea still works!
TEL: +48 583 057 197
> AQUITAXI BARCELONA
“Yeah, downtown, please. Anywhere near the… whoah! Hang on, mate… what are you… mind the beach!” SPLASH! We also like Maxi Taxi in Barcelona, as we do Confortaxibarcelona. Spain rocks.
TEL: +34 627 590 020