When visiting a city, our preferred form of transportation is walking. When we need to go to further areas, we love taking public transportation.
During our trip, Uber was a real bargain in Ukraine. The rideshare didn’t work in Moldova and it seemed to work in Azerbaijan, although we couldn’t get it to work at the airport.
I was told that rides were really cheap and on the last day of our visit to the country, we needed to save some time (and energy).
Our quick ride was priced at a bargain 2.01 manat, around $1.18 US.
When our ride was completed, I took a couple of things out of the trunk and then said goodbye and walked towards the sidewalk.
The driver then followed and said “money“. I was definitely confused!
My response was something like, “we paid with Uber”. I then opened up my phone and saw a surprising message. Along with the price of the ride, in small print, it said Cash Owed. I paid the driver the money and walked away, still a bit confused.
I can’t say that I’ve ever heard of paying for an Uber ride with cash before but I guess in Azerbaijan, that’s how the service works. The rides are very cheap, but part of the convenience of using Uber is definitely lost with this process.
Have you ever had to pay for an Uber ride with cash? If so, what country was your ride in?