Sunday, April 26, 2009

26. Random Roadside Goods & Services

One convenience to living here is the ease in which you can obtain random everyday goods and services...on the side of the road. These pictures are just a few examples of what you can find. From autos while sitting at a traffic signal, you can purchase newspapers, magazines, toy cars, stars that glow in the dark for your ceiling, Q-tips, flashlights, random toys and more.

If you are driving a long on your motorbike and realize you're not wearing a helmet, you're bound to find a helmet stand somewhere along the way. You can buy carpets, gas cylinders for your stoves, jackets, fruits &and vegetables, potted plants, pirated DVDs, sugar cane juice, coconut water, nightgowns, fresh lime soda, shoes, the idol (god) of your choice, etc. Just to name a few.

Some of the services offered roadside include shoe repair and polishing, bicycle repair, hair cuts and shaves, toilets (well, sort of), freshly made fast food and snacks, drive-by temple worship and more.

It's so fantastic!

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