THERE is no doubt that cabbies give us some of the most colorful and clued-in characters to be found in cosmopolitan Asia. As we hit the road with these informal ambassadors, Taxi to Asia is one of the first travelogues to tap their lively personalities and huge personal store of tested tips and tricks to get around Asia's most dynamic destinations.
By enlisting the cabby as a representative of his social strata,Taxi to Asia provides an intimate portrait of a city's working class to make visible a community that have largely remained anonymous to television audiences. It's time to taxi over to the other side of the income gap and look at what a city truly means to the people who make their homes and livelihoods in it.
Peeking into their common pains and hopes, learning how life in a big city isn't always a bed of roses, it is these glimpses of daily lives that humanize this series and provide a reality check on how people are living today in Asia.