London Cabbie Mason McQueen has accepted the challenge to drive a taxi in three very different cities around the world.
London cabbie Mason McQueen takes on the challenge of driving a taxi in three very different cities around the world. In this episode he heads for the palm-fringed islands of Fiji. As he joins the ranks of the island's capital, Suva and lives with his host Dharmendra Kumar, Mason soon discovers a very different Fiji to the tourist brochures; a country that has struggled with ethnic tensions, political unrest, military coups, a diabetes epidemic and acute poverty. It is all a far cry from the idyllic island life you might expect for a cabbie in paradise.
This week London cabbie Mason McQueen is leaving the streets of the capital to work in one of the coldest and most remote cities on earth – Iqaluit on the edge of the Canadian Arctic. He’ll join a small and brave band of cab drivers who keep the city on the move in all weathers - there is no public transport in the city, so the taxis are vital to keep the city on the move.