I'm going to Rio on Friday and have rented an apartment. What is the best way to book a taxi from airport to ipanema? Would it just be at the airport? Do I ask for meter or negotiated fare? Do I tip? Should I just write down the address and show it to driver and he'll have no problem getting there (I don't know any Portuguese) (I don't care about getting some expensive luxury car service)
How cheap are taxis in Rio? Would I be better off with tour or doing Christ Redeemer/Sugar Loaf on my own?
Also, in regards to iphones, I know it's bad to flash them, but would you just recommend leaving them at home and not carrying them with you? Would really only want to use it out in the open for taking photos and in the event I get lost