You'll see snake charmers, vendors hawking everything under the sun, the occasional elephant and taxi drivers that put a New York cabbie to shame.
Most of that time was spent being stuck in traffic while the cabbie cursed about the other drivers.
Berlin is a scary place to drive, and my mother had asked this cabbie how on earth he could handle it without exploding and going crazy.
More than 600 people voted in categories ranging from best bar and best live music venue to best cabbie and best family day out.
For this former cabbie , commerce is simply a part, albeit a very large one, of being an artist.
The authorities will be able to deport a harmless Egyptian cabbie who came to Britain as an economic migrant, for breaking immigration rules.
By anyone's reckoning, this cabbie 's son from the east end of London has, as they say, made good - and been rewarded for it.
But for one Kingston cabbie the mass exodus of bars and clubs is a time to avoid.
He committed another crime by catching the cab with no intention of paying and another crime by stealing from the fatally injured cabbie .
Detectives believe the driver may have been an unlicensed, bogus cabbie .