We, like everyone else, use bottled gas for our little stove. Our cooking is limited to percolated coffee everyday and the odd lunch of super fresh boiled corn cobs or perhaps a poached egg.
Most locals actually eat out as well buying food from pop up breakfast, lunch or dinner stalls where a meal costs less than a dollar.
Anyway- the gas bottle was running low. Using my well honed risk management skills I engaged a work colleague to assist with the logistics.
Off we zoomed with the bottle in a tuk tuk to an assortment of supposed refill stations.
Yep you guessed right we were on a merry goose chase.
More by chance than local intel, we happened on an actual specialty ‘gas bottle filling shop’.
I stood a bit of a distance from the filling operation but had every faith!!!!
Payment was by weight and the bill came to A$8.10.
Will I find the shop again? I suppose I could follow my nose or a goose?