How to Waste Five Grand

Want to hang our with a cabby for a week? It cost $5,000 and took nearly a week for a pair of friends to take a cab from New York City to Los Angeles.

Stops were made along the way, such as at the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, where passengers John Belitsky and Dan Wuebben won $2,000 at a casino.

The pair also made their cabbie’s day by waking Mohammed Alam up “with a shower of $100 bills,” Belitsky tweeted.

The nearly 4,000 km journey in the yellow cab was documented on Twitter and on video posted to YouTube.

They arrived in Los Angeles on Friday, six days after they hailed the cab at New York’s LaGuardia Airport.

Belitsky said Alam will have company for the long trip back to New York, but he doesn’t know how he and Wuebben will return.

At the end of the trip, Belitsky tweeted, “I’ve decided I’m never paying for a cab again.  I think renting a porche for the week and driving themselves would have been more fun!