A few years back, in an attempt to improve and rejuvenate public transportation in Malta, a deal was struck with Arriva to bring us into the 21st century. Plagued by scandals and complaints Arriva quickly disappeared and gave back the responsibility to Malta transport. I wonder how much money burned up in this cluster-fuck of a business deal. Oh, did I mention their buses had a tendency to catch fire?
I was out on a photo job in January 2014 when we saw a pillar of smoke rising close by. To nobodies surprise it was yet another Arriva bus caught on fire and luckily I had my camera ready to shoot. I later emailed Times of Malta and asked why their journalistic photos never looked as good as this… I never got a reply. Must, learn, to behave…. and, be nice.