A petrol pump in the Amazon River

Amazonian Petrol Pump

Riding a boat up the Amazon River, in the Peru side of it, we came across a fairly developed town that the locals call “distrito“. It is indeed a sort of capital town where the things that don’t exist in the villages scattered around the jungle are more likely available. One of them is petrol!

Fishing is the most important source of income these days for the Amazonian villagers. They fish to feed themselves and their families and, whenever there is excess catch, they go down the river for about 4 hours until the main city of the Peruvian Amazon – Iquitos – to make some money in the fish market.

Naturally, these fishermen will need petrol and they can get is as they pass by the distrito, and straight into their boats, from this peculiar looking petrol pump.

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