Maud wrote:We even had a taxi driver pull up along side of us at traffic lights in Athens (at 4.30am) and ask us if we were lost. - We were! He had seen us at the same traffic lights three times in as many minutes! He told us to follow him and he took us to our destination. He went out of his way to it. I cannot believe that would happen in London!
Actually, it did. But I had stuck a "WE ARE LOST" sign in the back window before reaching central London because I was certain that we'd get lost.
The taxi driver pulled up alongside us. "You really lost?"
"Where ya goin mait?"
"Follow me..." whoosh!
And, as this is really off-topic I would add that I'm very comfortable with driving in Crete. I find it very relaxing. I pull over or give way without argument. Most Cretan drivers carry a knife or a gun beneath the seat so I'm not going to argue. I simply go with the flow and if it doesn't flow I sit and wait with a happy smile.