It is a subsidiary of Arriva, the name was taken from the former North Western operations, which ran between and Former Bee Line operations were registered as Arriva Manchester, some Liverpool operations and, slightly confusingly, as of Autumn a large proportion of services in Merseyside remain registered under the separate Arriva Merseyside licence, all other services are registered under the Arriva North West licence. Arriva stated its intention to make its main routes serving Liverpool completely low-floor by and similarly for the whole of Merseyside by
A guide to travellers and adventurers. N British India Steam Navigation " ships. Remember that those were the days of the "Apartheid" era in South Africa. As a "Adrenalin Junkie" suddenly realized that "Shark Cage diving" and "Tandem Sky Diving" was missing from my resume of extreme adventure civilian sports.
Packed my luggage and was anxiously awaiting the trip to exotic and sports enthusiastic South Africa. Departure Mumbai and arrival Johannesburg Wed Couldn't believe i was in Mumbai! Tambo Airport" in Johannesburg.
On arrival at Nairobi was surprised by the ordinariness of one of East Africa's prime airports and wild-life tourist destination. The security check in Nairobi was terrible as the scrouge of terrorism has made inroads into this once peaceful wild-life paradise in which i spent 8 years of my childhood.
Change for the good or bad in life is permanent and always evolving. It was a pleasant flight on "KQ " from Nairobi to Johannesburg with excellent meals and liquor. South Africa is a multi-ethnic society with its constitutional recognition of 11 official languages.
Sothe Africa ranks third to Bolivia and India in the number of official recognized languages of the Country. South Africa has 9 different provinces with a Democratic form of Governance and is one of the rare African nations not to have had a "Coup D'etat" in its history with regular elections held for almost a century.
The World bank classifies South Africa as a Upper Middle Income Country but poverty and inequality of income is a chronic epidemic that is responsible for the present high crime rate in the "Rainbow Nation".
Johannesburg and South Africa was definitely a "First World" country in infrastructure and thanks to "G. The guesthouse pulled a fast con on me by charging me a extra R although i had payed the entire guesthouse stay in advance through my credit card in India.
Visa for a "Indian Passport" is not issued without prior hotel bookings and hence advance payments through credit card in India.
Was this a omen of the future notoriety of the locale or the guesthouse? I now understood the lifestyle living of mega-millionaire actor Shah Rukh.
Khan and billionaire Industrialist Mukesh. Ambani as my guesthouse could resemble their personal residence security routine. Akin to actor Shah Rukh. Khan i too suffer from "Knee pain" problems that have plagued me on-off for decades. Life could not get more bizarre!
After a hot shower just relaxed in my room watching the three satellite channels provided by the guesthouse. Landmark "Ponte City Apartments" This was advertised as a student guesthouse and i did see many young black African youth on the premises but definitely not tourists or budget backpackers.
Remember that this was no coloured or White owned guesthouse but a Black owned guesthouse and hence the crime phobia of Blacks against Blacks seemed a puzzle to a tourist.
Had a good nights sleep after almost 24 hours of a sleep-less travel and jet-lag. Breakfast was at the guesthouse restaurant which had a excellent decor complete with chic African art. I was the only coloured in the guesthouse the rest being all Black Africans.
A gentleman introduced himself to me and was surprised that guesthouse owner Nigerian Mr Billy. Later met the lady manager Vee.
The "Hillbrow telecommunication tower" which is the tallest structure in Johannesburg is the landmark of Johannesburg city and the Hillbrow locality. Gosskopff in at meters 55 storeys was once the tallest and one of the plushest skyscrapers in Africa.
Situated in the Berea neighbourhood just adjacent to Hillbrow neighborhood this building has now become a symbol of all that went wrong post "Apartheid Government" in modern South Africa which was the millennial leap in crime statistics.
This was the first cylindrical skyscraper in South Africa located only 35 minutes from "O. The Guardian newspaper in a article in named "Ponte City apartments" the tallest and grandest slum in the World!
Explore these locales in a group tour but at your own risk if travelling alone.
Was handed a set of headphones and proceeded to the first tour bus of the day. As a professional speculator gambler i always hedge my bets and here in Johannesburg as a lonely solo traveller the odds were very much against my favour, a total underdog.Deccan Chronicle brings you the latest news, views, analysis and images from India and the world.
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