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Petrol -head heaven

Into Venezuela, horror stories of rip-offs and attacks are all you hear. We pull into the fuel station to fill the bikes and the extra tanks – just in case.
Gareth is yelling at me, “What is a 100 worth?”
“Only $NZ 20” I tell him
“Are we being ripped off he wants more I think”
“No he’s  giving it back, he wants you to go away it is too much money to change, the petrol is free.” I pull a 5 Bolli note out and offer it and the relieved fuel man says thanks.
Gareth took a while checking his numbers and couldn’t believe it NZ$ 1 for nearly 35 litres. “You must have got the decimal point in the wrong place” he mutters looking at me.
Suddenly you realise why the local taxis are the huge yank-tanks of the past and the roads are full of big inefficient chevs of another era.
Petrol cheaper than water. See cars of Venezuela here

One Response to Petrol -head heaven

  1. Virginia Dysart December 8, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    So enjoyed the slide show my bum is numb now from sitting and gazing!They certainly like their old and new ? American gas guzzlers so does Jo! All very colourful and what a huge river. Had a laugh over the pic “How to keep the mother-in law from visiting!” Read your comment in last night Waikato Times Gareth on the Mountain issue it was very good and also the comment by Warren Charleston you have both clarified the situation as it stands with the facts and pretty tough that it has to come to this point to bring Doug Argus and co-horts to heal. Mr Wallace will be happy with your support.Good for you Gareth -or was it Jo telling you what to say! Tee hee only teasing!
    That witch Doctor is some lady. Happy riding up ahead .

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