*Lima, Peru December 03, 2004:
The view out of the taxi window. The driver warned me a few times not to stick my camera out of the window to take photos. Not a big surprise. Before leaving, I read many stories of crimes involving moped-driving crooks smashing taxi windows and stealing purses and other valuables from unsuspecting tourists. In some cases, the taxi driver was an accomplice.
But I had nothing to worry about since my driver was provided by my hotel.