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Taxi ride from Rio International Airport

BrazilRio de Janeiro
BrazilRio de Janeiro
January 2012

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We took a taxi at the Rio de Janeiro airport to go to Ipanema. Spoken to a couple of taxi drivers and negotiated to pay BRL 80 (USD 35). The taxi ride was a total nightmare, our taxi driver was either drunk or absolutely crazy! He kept on reading a newspaper while driving, sang the same song, was stopped for speeding by a policeman, but paid a bribe and did not allow us to leave. When we got stuck in traffic he climbed through a pavement to the opposite side of the road and went in the opposite direction in order to get to the small road to escape the traffic. It was the scariest taxi ride of our lives.