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Old 10-05-2012, 07:07 AM   #69
bokad OP
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Joined: Nov 2011
Location: Wherever it is warm.
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10 July 2012
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East Timor to Kupang, Timor
The day has come to return to Indonesia.
I'm not excited about it but it's not possible to drive in any other direction.
The gas stations are all out of gas.
The Ural front brakes fail going down a hill.
The cloud has returned.

Gas stations without gas is pretty common and entrepreneurs are always ready to fill the gap. 10% markup of course. Run the station out of gas then sell it at a profit to those that need it you see? I don't mind the markup actually but I feel that the fuel isn't pure. Feels like they are padding their profits by mixing it with something cheaper.

Crossing in to Indonesia the roads get much better and it takes time for driving style and speed to adjust. Just like it took time to slow down once we were in East Timor. Better too slow in Indonesia than too fast in East Timor though.


If the station doesn't have fuel plenty of entrepreneurs do.


If the station doesn't have fuel plenty of entrepreneurs do.
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