Managua and Mexico City. They'll pick up dumbasses at the airport, the backpackers who I tell REPEATEDLY to get the expensive airport taxis, but who think they're going to be slick and save $20 with a shitty pirate taxi. Some of them do save that $20. More of them get robbed or charged extortianate prices to get the backpack out of the trunk. (Yes, I tell them to ride with the backpack in their lap, but do they? NO. Because that would be inconvenient.) I also tell them to insist on the front seat, especially with a shared taxi, but nooooooo because that would be taking advantage of first-world privilege or whatever. So the drivers go get their friends, who wedge them into middle of the back seat, hold a knife to their gut, and make them take money out of the ATM or whatever, then steal the backpack.
Then they have the nerve to go on TripAdvisor or the Thorn Tree and complain that Latin America is super dangerous, you can't even get off the plane before you're mugged and robbed. Even though the moment you get off the plane, and are presumably disoriented and almost certainly carrying a load of relatively valuable things, is the best moment to rob anyone. Hence the expensive, government-sanctioned, travel guide-recommended airport taxis. But oh god, I guess $20 is just too much to pay to drive 75km to León or Granada or the other side of Mexico City. After all, their friend took the pirate taxis and it was fine! Guidebooks should be called fearbooks because of all the stupid warnings, right? Until you're left somewhere in the middle of the selva with nothing but your underwear, I guess.
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