Today I decided to rent a scooter.
Before going into the details I can only say one thing: driving rules here are quite flexible but to sum up, there is only one rule: survive! It’s like a jungle… I had my eyes open but I understood why there are so many accidents, the driving is quite aggressive here.
About legal: be sure to have your international driving license and your original driving license with you. Wear an helmet and drive safely. In case a cop will stop you and find some irregularity to the vehicle I was told that it’s possible to find an unofficial way out: pay 50k.
Yesterday a guy from the street offered me 80k/day.
A tourist I crossed before told me he got a scooter for 2 months, for 25k/day.
I found a guy near my hostel, he wanted 100k/day, I tried to bargain to 70k, he said 90k. I said another guy offered me 80k so in the end he accepted…
I got a nice black scooter. The guy told me to put Premium Fuel and explained where to find a petrol station 1km away.
At the petrol station, however, the premium fuel was finished. They guys didn’t really speak English, they asked me if I wanted the normal fuel. I said no, so then I went on and on on the same road, and finally decided to just buy some gasoline from the bottle, like in Thailand.
1 bottle (1 liter) costed 7k. I found another petrol station and bought 1.5 liters of premium for 10k. I have the feeling that premium is better.
What else, this was just the beginning. The real adventure begins tomorrow, during the day. Driving in the night was just to warm up… Stay tuned.