Zulu: Theme 5 - Banks, Taxis, and Restaurants

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Taxi hand signals

When travelling with informal public taxis; one should observe the proper hand signals for taxis. Standing in the direction of travel and pointing the pointing finger downwards, indicates that you want to travel to a local destination (somewhere in the near vicinity).  When pointing the same finger upwards indicates that one wants to go to a destination which is outside the local borders. A taxi may beep once or twice when nearing you.  This either means that the taxi driver wants to know whether you need a taxi, or if the driver passes you, it may mean that the taxi is full.