This time I had a Greek taxi driver who switched to English with me as soon as he found out where I was from. He spoke excellent English and I asked him where he had learned it.
"In France, driving a cab," he said. He'd been here for 25 years.
"Most of the drivers don't speak much English, though," I said.
"That is going to change," he said. "For the past few years, any new taxi driver has to pass an English exam to get his taxi license."
"Have you ever been to the States?" I asked.
"No, I am not interested in going there," he said. "I don't like how Americans care only about money."