This City doesn’t Feel like Africa S7 EP.62 | Pakistan to Africa

This City doesn’t Feel like Africa  S7 EP.62 | Pakistan to Africa

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In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Prayer for the journey O Allah, may our day pass in peace and happiness. As you can see, I am alive. And we had a good night here. We left early in the morning because we have to get our motorcycle serviced.

But we are not really making any vlogs in the town. We did a little sightseeing last night. Didn't want to get into any trouble while using my camera. We are just going straight ahead. I don't know which way to go.

Because my navigation has gone crazy. It is clueless. One thing has surprised me here.

That there is a lot of load shedding in South Africa. Last night, I think there was a power outage around 9 or 10 pm. The light must have come after 2 hours. And then it disappeared again early in the morning. It was still night time I mean. The good thing is that it was not too hot here.

There was a cool breeze blowing. So I could sleep with the window open. They have given a schedule for power outage in this area.

So we have to arrange that schedule from somewhere. So that if we have to edit a video or do some work or charging, we can manage all of that accordingly. Overall, my experience of the downtown is just okay.

I don't think it is worth visiting. Places where you feel a little unsafe. You can't visit a lot of places. So we should avoid that. Unnecessary problems are created unnecessarily.

I was not feeling safe going there with my camera or mobile phone. That's just the intuition or sixth sense guiding me. I don't have any other idea about this place.

Let's see what the BMW guys have to say. It is said that it is about 35 km from here. Navigation is saying that it will take us 30 minutes to reach there. Let's brighten it up a little.

Brighten it up. Brighten it up. I can't see it. The weather is great here today. It's cool breeze. It's 21 or 22 degrees at this time. And there is a rush on the roads today.

It's Monday. It's 9.30 in the morning. Shops open early in the morning here. People start going to their offices at 7 or 7.30 in the morning.

It was completely empty when we came here yesterday. There was no rush. The weather and infrastructure of the city is excellent.

The only problem is that there is a little bit of crime. The locals know that it is a little bit or a big problem. We just have to spend two days here. And we will be gone after that.

Landscape is very beautiful. Nature is amazing. There are many interesting places nearby where you can enjoy day trips. You can have a picnic with your family on weekends. There are many outdoor activities. There are national parks like Kruger.

I think Durban is not too far from here. South Africa is a big country. You can reach the coast in 3 to 4 hours. The best thing about this city is that the traffic flows smoothly despite the busy traffic. The road network is excellent here. You start from the middle of the city and the highway takes you out of the city.

Within a few minutes. We have to cover 34 km. In big cities, it takes you 1.5 to 2 hours to cover 34 km. But here, it takes you as many minutes as kilometers. Landscape of this city is very beautiful. It is hilly.

The temperature here is amazing. It might be a little colder here in winter. Must be summer time right now. I have seen this for the first time. The police are not controlling the traffic. The locals are controlling the traffic themselves.

People can tip them if they like. Here comes the BMW. They have a big area.

Those are all local guys. They ask for tips if someone feels like it. There are big GSs here.

Our Rangeeli will be standing next to it to get the service. Here's our motorcycle Rangeeli. The initial inspection of the motorcycle has been done. They have informed me of all the things that need to be changed in the motorcycles. When I left Nairobi, I got the oil changed and service done.

Some of these tasks were done in Pakistan. The rest of them were done in Nairobi. So it has covered 10,000 km after that. I was shocked to see that the air filter is in very bad condition. Although it was rainy season in Africa. And there wasn't any dust.

But despite that, the power issue in the bike was due to the air filter. Because the condition of the bike is very bad. So we have to get that changed. Apart from that, the spark plug is also not in good condition. They had the spark plug with them. But they said that they will order the air filter and get it changed.

Oil change, filter change, brake oil change will also take place. The front light may also have to be changed. But I told them to leave it as it is very expensive. It costs $350 to change the light. Only its clamp is broken. We have the bill here.

The bill is here. After the service is done, it will cost around $220 to $230. Oil change is included in that. Including the extra parts. So it is not that expensive. If I had got this done in the Middle East or Europe, they would have charged $700 to $800.

Because the labor cost is not that high here. The parts may be priced at a similar price. So, we won't have the bike today. They said that the parts will be delivered tomorrow.

They will get it changed tomorrow. And our bike will be ready. I will tell them about the other two or three issues with the battery. So that, it gets checked as well. Hopefully, we will get our bike tomorrow evening. And then we will leave.

We passed by Monte Carlo Casino this morning. I thought it was a casino. But it is not a casino. It is a shopping mall. We have come here to have lunch.

I am not alone. I shared a story while I was sitting at the BMW Motorrad. After that, I met Yasir here. He is from Gujarat. From Baroj. Baroj. I visited your city.

But I didn't spend much time there. So we came here to have lunch at Nando's. And this is Faiz or Faisal? Faisal. And this is his cousin. So we meet him here as well. And as you can see his lunch is here as well. And my lunch is here as well because I didn't even have breakfast this morning.

What do we have here? This is chicken and rice and this is chicken piece. So this is our breakfast and lunch with these guys. Thank God. Everything is good. It's just the beginning.

South Africa is the main destination. I will start from here after getting the bike fixed. I will try to explore it in the next 2-3 weeks. Assalamu Alaikum. How are you? I am good. Thank you so much.

I came from 200 km. From which place? From Pumalanga. From Stendhal. Different province. We saw on Instagram yesterday.

This morning we said we must come. Thank you so much. Not really busy. Just meeting people and socializing. We were really looking forward to it.

Thank you so much. My mother and my wife are here. The best part of your video for me is the Allah Hafiz part.

Allah Hafiz. That's actually the end of videos. You can watch something else after that. You told me your name is Hassan.

So we have BMW Fourways team. Thank you so much for taking care of me. And the bike is ready. Especially Daniel. Thank you very much. Will do. Thank you.

See you guys. Check out our Rangeeli. It's very fresh. They have cleaned it very well. We will leave from here.

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful. Prayer for the journey. May Allah make this a fun and memorable ride for us. We entered on Sunday and the road was empty.

I praised the traffic a lot. But there is traffic here as well. Especially in the central area. Or around here. This is a business hub. Many companies and businesses are here. People come here for work in the morning which is a rush hour.

It's rush hour in the evening as well when people go back from work. But the traffic is not that bad. The infrastructure of the roads is excellent. Look at the beautiful area in front of us.

High rising buildings. And beautiful apartments. Big bungalows. Look at this area.

And the CBD area. The life here is very different. The buildings are so beautiful. I was talking to some locals. They told me that the downtown area used to be very beautiful.

There was no crime there. But later on, people from different countries came here. After the housing and crime scene started here, people and businesses started to move from downtown. Now people prefer to live in the central area. Most of the offices are here.

I have lived in Frankfurt for a long time. So I get that vibe when I come to this area. I hope that after the last vlog, where I showed you the CBD area, many of you must be thinking that Joburg is very dangerous. What kind of a city is this? So this vlog will change your perception.

There are two types of life here. One is the CBD life. And the other is the outside CBD. I have booked a hotel in this area. I want to enjoy the beauty of this area.

After that, I will be going to the villages and cities again. You guys were rather fast. Let me go to the reception first. Then I will take out my luggage.

We have checked in at the hotel. The name of this hotel is Mint 84 Apartment Hotel. It is right next to the Sandton City Mall.

It was a beautiful mall. I saw this area when I went there. So I decided to stay here for the night.

I will stay here for the next two nights. Let me show you the room. This is a small studio apartment type. They have made a good place for us to sit. Table, chair, sofa, etc. There is also a TV.

There is also a DSTV. There is also a small kitchen. Coffee, tea, water, etc. They have kept everything here. This is our sleeping room. It has a clean beautiful AC.

We will need an AC. There is also a TV here. There is also a wardrobe. This is the washroom. I haven't seen it yet.

There is no light in it. Let's turn on the light. The washroom is very clean and stylish. There is a shower here. Overall, you can say that this apartment is much better than the previous one. There is a beautiful place to sit outside.

There is a pool. The safety is also better here. And it is a much more lively place as well. Despite that, I am paying almost $51-$52 per night.

I was paying $40-$45 per night. So price wise, it is not much different from where I am staying. But the quality of living is a little better. We will try to explore this area.

Let's go outside and show you. We have reached the most luxurious shopping mall here. Joburg has everything for everyone in this city. Hello. How are you? Thank you very much. Thank you very much.

What's your name? Rabia. Nice to meet you. Thank you very much. Thank you. How do you like living in South Africa? I was born here and I have always lived here. So the life is good? Yes, thank you very much. I appreciate it.

As soon as I turned on the camera, I met a viewer. As I was telling you earlier, this is a city where everything is available for everyone. If you are rich and you want to stay in Africa, you can get everything you need to maintain your lifestyle. This is the Sandton Mall.

It is a very luxurious shopping mall area. Here you will find all the brands that you will find in any rich area in the world. The mall feels like you are in the Middle East. I have seen some malls in Nairobi before.

I think this is a step above everything else I have seen in Africa. Let's go to the mall. I will make some videos here. After that, we will go for dinner.

I have come to a steak restaurant in the same mall to have dinner. And we have a beautiful looking and hopefully delicious burger in front of us. One thing I have noticed in South Africa. Ever since I have come here, all the fast food chains... Or restaurants that I have visited...

Almost all of them serve halal food. Even though the Muslim population here is less than 2%. Despite that, it is very easy here to find Halal food anywhere.

And the price is quite reasonable. This burger costs $7 or $8 I think. And we have this drink with it. Passion fruit juice.

And lemonade. Sort of... So this is less than $2. Where can you find such delicious food for $10? I have paid a lot more than this in all the African countries I have visited. I am saying this as a tourist. Locals have their own perception and experience. So I am sharing my experience of the last 3-4 months with you guys.

So that we can enjoy our food. Hopefully it will be good. It looks good. It's a Mexican burger. I think it has avocado, nachos, cheese and other things.

It's gonna be a little difficult to eat. The burger is really good. I will enjoy it.

I will enjoy my dinner. I hope you guys would have liked my vlog as well. I have tried my best. I might make another vlog here. Hello! I will make a vlog of Johannesburg, which you will get to see next. That's it for today.

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2024-04-22 23:23

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