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Taxis in London voted best in the world

The taxis in the British Capital of London came first for the third year in a row as the best in the world, according to an annual survey conducted by the Hotels.com.

Despite being the most expensive globally, travelers and other respondents described the drivers as nice and friendly and well-versed in the city's sights and sounds. 

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Xa Loi Pagoda

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Roman Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon

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