Taxi! (Berlin): Reza

If there is one thing this Taxi! series has taught me, it is that life can be far more bizarre than fiction. Take the life and adventures of Reza,

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Taxi! (Berlin): Nurhan

Her friendliness and lovely sense of humour was to my immediate. liking and she had a way of carrying on a conversation that did not feel forced, strained, superficial or dull. On the contrary, it seemed as though we were long lost cousins trying to catch up on the latest family gossip.

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Taxi! (Berlin): Bedar

I am not really sure where to start when it comes to telling the woeful tale of Bedar. He hasn't been a taxi driver in Berlin for long, six years tops he says.

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Taxi! (Berlin): Kiyani

Born in Iran, Kiyani's dream was to study medicine or engineering and have a flourishing career. Sadly, he was drafted into the army and sent to the front. After witnessing the horrors of war for two years

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Taxi! (Berlin): Memu

At first I couldn't place his accent, but then as the conversation began, I completely understood: born in Lebanon, Memu arrived in Germany 40 years ago by fluke.

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Taxi! (Firenze): Giovanni

This interview was a bit more challenging, first of all because I conducted it in Italian, second, the old city of Florence is tiny, so there wasn't much time for a lengthy conversation.

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Taxi! (Berlin): Frank

The first thing that struck me about Frank when I got into his taxi was the absence of a GPS. Up until that point I had assumed that some sort of electronic navigation system  was a requirement for all taxi drivers here in Germany.

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Taxi! (Berlin): Salman

I will call him Salman because for once, I didn't take notes during the drive and failed to write the blog about him right away, so four days later, I have no clue what his name is anymore.

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Taxi! (Berlin): Murat

This Palestinian driver spent most of his childhood running from bombs, bullets and death threats and was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon. His parents settled down in the new host country and tried to make the most of their new life.

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