Monday, February 25, 2008

Buying Petrol in Cambodia

As you travel along the roads in Cambodia, you don't really see many petrol stations. What you do see, especially out in the countryside, are racks of old Pepsi bottles filled with what looks like apple juice. Some of them also contain what looks like a diluted Orange Fanta. Most often, there is someone sitting there and you will also spot a funnel. I finally figured out that this is how they buy their petrol. The driver of the moto or car or Tuktuk will just pull up, open their gas tank and the person will come over and empty the one litre of gas (or I presume the fanta is diesel) into the tank and for 3000 riel (about a dollar) they are back on the road again!!


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