World's Scariest Taxi Rides
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Ever since the becaks, or bicycle rickshaws, were banned from the Indonesian city streets in the 1990s, ojeks, or motorcycle taxis, have proliferated. Not only is this mini-industry completely unregulated by the government, but many assume that the motorcycles themselves are often stolen. While the driver is supposed to wear a helmet—and offer one for the passenger—don’t expect it. Assuming you survive the trip without an accident or a panic attack, you’ll likely find the pricing wildly improvisational too.