Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Petrol station

This is the local petrol station. Their tank is that jug right there in the bamboo 'hut' and you fill up with the funnel. Sometimes it's closed, and you know because there's no jug. They buy petrol from the nearest town with a big petrol station (like for cars and trucks), which is 2-3 hours away on bus. Then they bring it back here and considerably mark up the price. It's nearly $2 per liter. That's what all (3?) of the petrol stations around Nyota are like.

It took me ages to get this photo. We pass through this village relatively often, but there are always children and people around and I didn't want to explain why I wanted this particular photo.

This, perhaps more than anything else, demonstrates how much less fossil fuel is consumed here per person. Amazing.

1 comment:

Paulina said...

this is fascinating