I got behind the wheel in Lima for the first time in six weeks today. I never thought I'd say this, but I kind of missed it. Driving on the interstate through the cornfields of Nebraska is flat out boring compared to the fast-paced, over crowded streets of downtown Lima.
There are 230, 000 taxis zipping around this city. Just to put that number into perspective, New York City only has 13, 000 cabs. In just the last 8 years, the number of cars in Lima has doubled. Not to mention the combis, mototaxis, motorized tricycles, and buses.
The Discovery Channels' original series, Don't Drive Here features the world's most challenging and congested places to drive around the world. One of my teammates found this episode, where host Andrew Younghusband puts hits driving skills to the test on the streets of Lima. I'm passing it along here for your enjoyment.