IT wasn’t so long ago that getting into a Port Moresby taxi was an act of faith. You might get to your destination or you might be driven out to a settlement and mugged.
However, like most things in modern Port Moresby, things have changed for the better. Nowadays taxis are a great way to get around Papua New Guinea’s national capital.
Any visitor contemplating hiring a car and driving themselves around the choked, colonial-era road system will quickly discover they are dicing with death.
There is an unwritten code of conduct among Port Moresby’s drivers, which includes frequent use of the car’s horn.
If you are not au fait with these rules you can get into all sorts of strife. In the interests of personal survival it is better to take a taxi driven by someone who knows what they are doing.