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Mar 13 2013

I Felt Like A ‘Lady’!

Uber, taxi, chauffeur, lady, chauffeur driven

I was out for yet another night on the town in Berlin but I was really tired after a lack of sleep from a late one the night before and two very busy days.

I wanted to leave early.  By that, I mean earlier than the previous night.  As I was going back alone and because of the time, I decided to try out the free taxi service that was on offer, thanks to Über.  I had already downloaded the app so, with free WiFi at the venue, I was able to log into the ‘Uber’ app and order my taxi.  It was so easy.  It located my position so all I had to do was click to confirm that I wanted to be picked up there.  I found out that Dirk would be my driver and the ETA would be in just 4 mins time.

Four minutes!  I wasn’t expecting it to be that quick.  With that, I ran downstairs to collect my stuff, ran back up and said my goodbyes.  I spotted an Audi A8 outside and guessed that was the car I ordered.  There was a man standing beside the car who greeted me as I walked outside towards it.  I asked, ‘Are you Dirk?’.  This smartly dressed man smiled and nodded his head.  Then, he opened the door for me.  When I was sitting comfortably in the back, I told him my destination which he tapped into his GPS.  As I sat back and relaxed, I thought back to the madness of a couple of nights before when I was lost and desperately trying to find my way to the hotel.  What a difference a few days makes.  This time, I had a chauffeur.

This is a fantastic service and such a great idea.  I didn’t have to worry about how I was going to get home at that time of night or worry about my safety at all.  There was no stress or long wait for someone to turn up.  It really was the perfect end to the day.  I have Dirk (my driver) and Über to thank for that!

Über offers this service in a number of cities so, if you’re interested in finding out more or want to take advantage of it, you can register at Über.  This link will give you a credit of 10€ to use with Über.

About the author

Teresa Keane

Teresa has been to almost 60 countries. She started travelling independently at the age of 38 when she gave up her job, rented out her house, put her possessions in storage and spent a year travelling the world. It changed her life. She now creates, publishes, & promotes online travel content and is an experienced freelance trainer & EFL teacher.

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