The Diary Of a Booking Clerk – Back to Base

Nairobi can be quite hot despite buildings dotting every little available space. The void caused by the absence of trees is filled with vehicles parked all over every inch of that free space. The roads are not safe neither are the streets, verandas or parking bays. Simply put, you can't escape the sweltering heat from... Continue Reading →

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The Diary of a Booking Clerk – Miss Jackson

Zombie Mondays: this is that Monday after an extended weekend abusing your intestines and other internals with all sorts of alcohol, soft drinks, foods, various shades of lipstick and perfumes. Sweat is considered a perfume in certain quarters. To make it on such a day, you have to set your alarm into more than five... Continue Reading →

The Diary of A Booking Clerk – Karma Visits

Playing Tupac's 'Changes' got me charged this morning as I checked in passengers into the early morning departures. This job requires a bit of influence. Its akin to touting since you practically have to herd passengers into the waiting buses, you have to counter check before releasing buses to make sure no booked seat goes... Continue Reading →

The Diary Of a Booking Clerk, Day 2

Getting to work on this day, I felt like I was becoming part of the organisation. I had become a guru of manifests and ticketing though I was still restricted to a desk behind the tickets and parcels counter. I had been able to solve what I believed were technical issues involving deferred tickets, cancelled... Continue Reading →

Unplanned Roadside Declarations

We often make preparations for every journey that we embark on. The prepping varies from packing a bag, negotiating with the host, saving some pocket money for use while on the trip, booking a seat. In some cases, other travellers usually fortify their stomachs with pre journey meals to ensure non-interrupted voyages. However, nobody can... Continue Reading →

Bribist by Bribist

Welcome to my blog. Let's take a walk on the bus side of life. Buses have become a preferred mode of commercial transport for very many people. Bus travel started off as a convenient means of moving many passengers from one point to the next. However as distances grew and with them passenger needs, changes... Continue Reading →

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