The first three weeks I was here I was hella scared to take a cab by myself!See I live in Laranjeiras which is about 20 minutes from Ipanema,Leblon,Gavea,Copa, basically the places where everyone hangs out. This week I told myself to not be afraid and get out there!And so I did!And the rides haven’t been bad at all. The fact that I’m a little more confident with my portuguese helps a lot more too. I have learned a lot of new things from the taxi drivers. They help me out with my language questions lol and before getting off the cab they always say “I’ll wait here until you are safe inside your door."