Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Brief Note on Turkish Toilets

From Saturday 19/9/09 (Ramadan, 45 minuets til Breakthefast)
I just took my first bucket shower in Morocco… In a toilet. Well, not really a toilet as you think of per se, but a Turkish toilet. First off let me say that Turkish toilets seem, to me at least, to work by magic. There is no flush and yet some how, they flush… most of the time.  And, as I found out today, they are the shower drain. A clever space saving dual use device, but one not so compatible with toilet paper (which is why the left hand is used for one thing, and one thing only.) So my host family has hot running water (when there is a propane tank connected) but no shower heads and no drains. Some things you would think go together like a faucet and a drain, but I guess not. Why have a drain when you have a toilet.

1 comment:

  1. Brendan,

    That's Morocco.

    Turkey looks more like this: