World's Scariest Taxi Rides
Ria Novosti / Alamy
Hailing a cab here is the easy part. The problem? Locals are
more than happy to offer cab services, without the fuss of a license or any
organization backing them. Meanwhile, marshrutkas—brightly colored
minivans—would seem like a more standardized mode of transport, except that
these buslike cabs are consistently known for high speeds and reckless driving.
One of them made news in late 2009 when it swerved out of its lane and caused
an accident, killing eight.
A Better Ride: While legit cabs are most likely to be
by the train stations or hotels, your best bet is to have your hotel call and
order a cab from a reputable taxi company.