$5,000 might be the most money ever spent on a taxi cab ride, but two men decided that they wanted to pay that amount to ride from New York City to Los Angeles, and see the country along the way.
A New York City cab driver is being paid $5,000 to drive two men from New York City to Los Angeles.
Mohammed Alam, the cross-country cab driver, and his passengers left on Saturday, and by Thursday, they had reached Las Vegas, according to The Associated Press.
John Belitsky, a banker, told AP that he and his friend, Dan Wuebben, wanted to do something “magical” by riding from New York to California.
Belitsky has been documenting his travel via Twitter. “America:just saw all of you. We are resilent,creative and passionate.The sun rises on our fair land for perpetuity.There is no rescession,” he tweeted on Friday.
His final post reads: “The car is quiet. Is it the calm before, or after the storm? Long stares at desert landscapes. Weve seen alot, discussed more.”