“It’s no exaggeration to say that your average cabbie can hold forth on any subject from the best sausage in the city through the meanderings of Nietzsche, to the likely outcome of elections anywhere in the world – Berliners are that broadly learned and curious about the world and its people.”
So says the Lonely Planet Berlin guide from 2006. I’m hoping – and assuming – that this statement is still true four years later.
I’ll tell you all about my first Berlin taxi adventure next week. At this point, I have no idea where to hail a cab in the city, whether my 15 words of German will lead to meaningful – or at least comprehensible – conversations with drivers, and how Berlin cabbies will respond to my questions about their favorite things to eat (although I’m seeing a lot of currywurst and döner kebab in my future).
In the meantime, I cordially invite you to take off on a taxi adventure in your city and deliver your findings to Taxi Gourmet readers. Check out these recent food quests from Amman and San Francisco if you’re looking for inspiration.
Thanks for staying tuned. I can’t wait to share the Berlin adventures with you.