There are various ways to get to the tourist objectives when you visit a foreign country, and, among all, the local public transportation is the least appealing. You don’t want to get stuck on a crowded bus, among people who speak a foreign language, and possibly don’t understand English at all, trying to figure out when’s your station and where to go from there. Once you rule out public transportation, you could either hire a cab, such as the ones provided by the Yoavhasson taxi services, or you could rent a car.
There are advantages and disadvantages to both options. If you rent a car, you can organize your schedule exactly how you want, from the very beginning and until the end of your trip. On the other hand, you’ll have to find the way by yourself, in a completely foreign environment, and with little guarantees that, if you get lost and you pull over, you’ll find people who can give you directions in English. Getting lost is one of the worst things that can happen to a foreign tourist – it may take hours to get back on track; precious hours of the limited time you have a foreign country, that you could otherwise spend visiting, taking pictures, or relaxing in a restaurant. Anywhere you go, the GPS is just as reliable as it’s back home – which means, almost useless, and in many cases causing more harm than good, by giving confusing directions, and sometimes taking you to areas where the traffic is closed, for reconstruction and repair works.
If you take a Yoavhasson taxi, you’ll also be on your own schedule – just let the driver know when and where to pick you up. You’re also guaranteed to get a better time driving from one place to another, clearly better than what you could make on your own, while struggling to read the maps.