Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Taxi Rant:

Taxis are a way of life here in Istanbul. They crowd the streets and it seems like they are always in the way, unless you really need one. It's especially hard to find one when it is raining. Sometimes I wonder how much clearer the streets would be without taxis in the way. When you drive, you really see traffic laws pushed to the limits by taxis. Sometimes I think that the driving courses must be taught by former taxi drivers. One of our favorite annonyances is when they "troll" for passengers. Taxi drivers slowly lurk in the street side lane, hoping to find someone to get in their taxi. It seems like they stay in the way, only pulling out when you are about to pass. The joys of big city driving!  Posted by Picasa

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