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Get a Safe Taxi easily with your Smartphone or Tablet

While taking a taxi is easy and affordable in Lima, uncertainties in particular about safety and security are ever present. Especially foreign visitors often feel uncomfortable just flagging down a cab on the street or call a safe taxi with limited Spanish knowledge.

But if you are traveling with your smartphone or tablet there is a quick and simple way to get a safe taxi within a few minutes; including fixed prices (that are only a few Soles higher than the ones from taxis hailed on the street), responsible drivers, modern vehicles, GPS surveillance and payment in cash and with paypal or credit card... a great option giving any traveler peace of mind getting around Lima.

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More and more the "new looking" taxis can be seen on the streets. The most significant change is a 30 cm wide stripe with a yellow/black or black/white checkerboard pattern. All independent taxi operators have to change their vehicles to the new specification within the next months.

Most of the "yellow" taxis belong to registered companies or syndicates, whereby individual or independent operators will have cars in all sorts of colors...

This new design is once again an attempt to regulate the taxi services, but currently only adding to the confusion of all the different variations circulating the streets in Peru.

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Major "Re-modeling" of the Districts Main Promenade

The Municipality of Miraflores will start this Wednesday 29th of May improvement works on the Larco Avenue from block 1 to 13. This avenue is one of the main arteries of the touristic part of Miraflores and the "Re-modeling" will cause serious inconveniences for motorist and visitors of the district. Also pedestrians will have difficulties transiting from the central part of Miraflores (Kennedy Park) to the Larcomar Commercial Center.

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