15 August 2005

You think you're paying too much for gas?

Gas prices in the US recently rose to an average of $2.50/gallon. Here in Cambodia, it costs about $4/gallon, or about a day's wages per quart. The poor motorcycle taxis wind up getting squeezed between the rising fuel prices and the unwillingness of their customers to increase the amount they pay for a ride.

Personally, I've started adding 500-1000 riel ($0.125-$0.25) to my fares. It's not hurting me, and the moto-dups really appreciate it these days.

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