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Berlin Dispatch: Osman’s Two Turkish Tips


A burly, broad-shouldered man with a mop of black-brown curls who might be in his early 50s, Osman maneuvers his taxi with a light touch, like a piano player who enjoys an easy relationship with the keys. The expression on his face is not the expression you would expect of ...

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Top 10 Cabbie-Recommended Dishes & Drinks in Berlin

Kuzu Pirzola (lamb chops) cooked to perfection.

Until recently, Berlin was a city where people actually avoided eating out. But eating habits are changing as fast as everything else in the German capital, and restaurants in Berlin are growing more vast and varied every day. This list is a snapshot of some of what's exciting to eat there right now.

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Berlin Dispatch: 9 Questions for a Night Driver, plus Köfte

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Last week, as a grand finale to the Berlin adventures, I convinced one of my new taxi driving friends to let me ride along on his night shift. Besides letting me crash his taxi, the cabbie was gracious enough to answer questions from Taxi Gourmet readers - and tell me about his favorite restaurant.

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We have many favorite restaurants in Berlin (Video)

The kofte peaks out from underneath the vegetables.

No matter how many taxi adventures I've done, I still get the same jitters as when I did it the first time. Here's some video of the lead-up, the approach, and my initial negotiations with Ergan, the driver of my latest adventure who's been a Berlin cabbie for seven years.

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Amman Dispatch: Beyond Words, Sereen Paradise

Photo by Ryan Bird

Besides being accomplished cooks and photographers, Ryan Bird and Christine Fannon are two travelers who aren't afraid to venture off the radar. The couple met in Taiwan, traveled to South America in 2006 and have been on the road ever since. These days, they're in Jordan, where they tried a taxi adventure in Amman.

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