Ho Chi Minh: This post-communist city is trying to rival Bangkok and won’t let anything stand in the way of its accelerating economy. Our taxi driver, Cat, represents the new face of HCM: people working hard and playing even harder, in true consumerist style. Cat is the know-it-all who takes us to the best kept secrets of modern day Saigon.
Tokyo: Anzai is a cabby who loves jazz. He started a coveted jazz cruise in a bid to survive in Japan’s woeful economy. The working pressure on a Tokyo cabby is so great that suicides are not uncommon. Anzai will tell us stories of Japan’s lost generation amid soulful jazz music.