"Unless you're very familiar..." Lima Warnings Or Dangers Tip by CubsIn4

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Unless you're very familiar with the city, DO NOT attempt to drive here! Drivers cut each other off all the time, nobody wears a seatbelt (some Peruvians don't even know how to use them!), one-way and stop signs are mere suggestions, and while people do generally adhere to stoplights, there are only a handful in this city of 8 million! If you aren't traveling with locals, rely on cabs to get anywhere you want. They're very cheap, and your driver will understand the frightening (and largely unwritten) driving rules! Be aware that some drivers might overcharge tourists because they know many of us are used to paying a lot more in our own countries. Keep this in mind and settle on the fare before you leave. Also, remember that the majority of Peruvians don't have much financially, so don't get all bent out of shape if you think you might be overcharged. You've got more money than your driver ever will.

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  • Written Aug 26, 2002
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