Friday, May 25, 2012


Beth broached the subject a couple posts earlier.  Toilets can be interesting here.  For the most part, everything is about the same as in the U.S.--even the toilet paper.  But once in a while, like at a truck stop where we had lunch one day, this traditional facility appeared in the men's room (I didn't cross-check with the ladies' room):

Here we have places for your feet, a water container and a spout (I've seen the variation of a hose, or a common bucket and ladel, in, I think, Malaysia).  With this set-up, water replaces toilet paper, which often isn't offered at all.  Curiously, our hotel in Canakkale had a modern-day update, that little spout in the back, which a faucet could turn on:

The Romans, back in the days they ruled Ephesus, had this public facility for men--marble seating, with water running underneath, and that trough in front to cleanse the sponge-on-a-stick...
as demonstrated...

Travel is always an education.

later, bob

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