Like any self-respecting cabbie, Andrew Grant has a talent for small talk. But when the conversation turns to his prized 2004 Toyota Prius, things get a bit more animated. Andrew Grant. "Gave Cameron Diaz a lift once," he says matter-of-factly, leading me toward the Vancouver curb where the curvaceous car is parked. "Oh, yeah? What did she say?" "She said, 'This is nothing, I've got two.'" "What -- two hybrids?" He pauses just long enough to keep things respectable: "Yeah." Fame, as Andy Warhol once so eloquently opined, is a universal phenomenon, and Grant boasts his own rather lofty claim …
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Brendan Sainsbury is a freelance travel writer who currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.