1. I find taxi rides far too boring now.
Catching a local taxi in Windhoek (Namibia’s capital city), was always a bit of a gamble. I may have gotten a brand new shiny hatchback — clearly the driver’s pride and joy — pimped out with a thumping sound system, shiny hubcaps and comfy bright seat covers. Or, maybe the bumper was attached to the car with cable ties, and the driver had to jiggle and thump the door from the inside before I could open it and I could see the road rushing beneath me through a hole in the floor. Usually, the latter also had a brand new thumping sound system.
Local taxis are shared, so you never know who you will be squeezed between, what route you will take, or just how many red lights you will run through along the way. Just put on your seatbelt (if you can find one) and get ready for an interesting ride.