Riding a taxi can generally be safe. Its safer than journeying through the subway, at least. But, there are things, bad things that can happen when riding a foreign taxi. There have been reports of kidnapping by taxi drivers in which you have to be aware of. before boarding any kind of vehicle, consider your safety first and then be alert of your surroundings when traveling especially when youre alone.
Tip # 1 Locate a taxi stand.
If you just came out of the airport, you can easily find taxi stands around and near the area. It would be a bit similar to what you have in your country. You just have to notice the congregating taxis under a sign that you cant read and that would probably be it. If unsure, ask a police person. In general terms, only cabs that are authorized by the government to board passengers are the ones that can park under these stands. This also means that the taxi driver is licensed. Never let drivers that are aggressive to win you over. They might have another intention than bringing you to your destination.
Tip # 2 Know something about the place where youre heading.
You should have even the slightest idea regarding your...