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Caracas

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This Venezuelan city has more than its fair share of dangers
lurking about, and the cabs have become a hot venue for crime, with local gangs
running their own gypsy cab services, especially from the airport. They
specialize in what the U.S. State Department calls “express kidnapping,” where
robbers drive you to an ATM  (or multiple ATMs) and have you withdraw your cash
limit.

A Better Ride: Get your hotel to call a taxi service
for you; hotels like the JW Marriott Hotel Caracas will arrange to have a reputable taxi meet you at the airport. Otherwise, the
hotel advises travelers coming to the airport to use only taxis waiting in the
official taxi line. Anyone who approaches you offering his or her services is
someone to avoid.

World's Scariest Taxi Rides

Caracas

This Venezuelan city has more than its fair share of dangers
lurking about, and the cabs have become a hot venue for crime, with local gangs
running their own gypsy cab services, especially from the airport. They
specialize in what the U.S. State Department calls “express kidnapping,” where
robbers drive you to an ATM  (or multiple ATMs) and have you withdraw your cash
limit.

A Better Ride: Get your hotel to call a taxi service
for you; hotels like the JW Marriott Hotel Caracas will arrange to have a reputable taxi meet you at the airport. Otherwise, the
hotel advises travelers coming to the airport to use only taxis waiting in the
official taxi line. Anyone who approaches you offering his or her services is
someone to avoid.

Jan Sochor/Alamy

World's Scariest Taxi Rides

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