$5000 Cab Ride: John Belitsky and Dan Wuebben Make a Ride of a Lifetime

By on Apr 23, 2011 in Lifestyle, Travel, United States, Weird, World Comments

Investment banker John Belitsky, 31 and his friend Dan Wuebben, 32, were reported by several international news sites to have taken a $5,000 cross-country road trip in a yellow cab taxi.

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According to reports, Wuebben and Belitsky took Mohammed Alam‘s taxi for a cross-country drive from LaGuardia Airport in New York City to Los Angeles, California.

The idea was hatched during Wuebben‘s birthday, according to Belitsky. “Dan was staying at my place after we celebrated his birthday,” Belitsky was quoted saying. “It seemed like everybody was away. And I said, ‘Let’s do something great and fun and serious and magical and bigger than us.'”

Alam‘s wife cried when he told her about the trip. “First, she was mad. Now it’s OK,” Alam was quoted saying by the NY Post.

They set out at 11pm Saturday from LaGuardia and they reached Chicago on Sunday afternoon. They reached Omaha on Monday, Denver on Tuesday, New Mexico on Wednesday, and the Grand Canyon and then Las Vegas, Nevada on Thursday. They were reported to be headed to California on the morning of April 22.

According to reports, the two friends are not yet decided on how they will get back home. However, Alam said that a friend will meet him in Los Angeles and help him make the drive home.

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