Turk Taksi

Taxis in Istanbul need their own story…in the meantime, here is a sliver of appreciation from this dad of two (I am tempting the blogging gods on this one with a cross posting of theme, but not literal content).
Today our kids were in one part of the City and wanted to join us in another part several miles away. Being the new Yabancis we were a bit diffident about two young kids traveling across the City by themselves.

IMG_2158.JPG Stambol’s Amazing Taksis

However, they were confident and set out on their own to reach us….an hour later they arrived with a very kind and cheerful taxi driver. Our son had paid him by the time we reached the street…. in coins…hundreds of 5 and 10 cent pieces spilled out of the laughing driver’s hands. For them it was a delightful journey, for us, another confirmation that the people of Turkey are exceptional in quality and content.

3 Comments so far

  1. Becky (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 7:58 pm

    I love it!!! My husband has worked for Yellow Cab in San Diego for about 25 years. I worked in the cash cage for a short time and I can tell you … the “foreign” drivers from certain countries always seem to be most polite and offer the best service. It is a small world, isn’t it! I am soooo proud of your children.
    Does this mean the financial challenges are about over?

  2. Stan Steward (unregistered) on August 4th, 2006 @ 8:13 pm

    We heard today that our new cards are in Istanbul. So…it looks like the “change” stage may be over for a bit!

  3. Beverly Hamel (unregistered) on August 6th, 2006 @ 2:39 am

    YAY Bro! ya gotcher cards!

    I know Becky. Her hubby is a good driver and never heavy-footed like I’ve experienced from the other cabbies. Now some of the other fellas we know, well……BEV

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