But seriously. There are just those things that...anyway.
So here comes the post I was originally most excited about but than, it somehow took me the longest to write. All those daily things...
How does a shower work, when you don't habe one!? And brushing your teeth, and washing your clothes and and and...
So where do I start? I showed a picture earlier on what it looks like where we live (Here). So if you leave our little porch you're facing this:
|That would be here. Behind the small wall. And that's also our "real" bathroom. Don't let is fool you, it's actually quite homy...a bit. Well it serves its purpose ;)|
What else you'll need:
|A towel, a bucket, a smaller one and your shower stuff! Easy peasy.|
Any as weird as it all might sound: It really wasn't. You get used to everything!
|Brushing our teeth looked like this....while everyone else was just as busy at the water pump as we were|
|Washing meant (again): fill your bucket with water, put soap in it. Wash. Let it dry. We watched all the woman from the village, who'd put there Saris on the fields to dry. They would just lie on the earth...|
Oh and we got to watch everyone taking there bath (well only man) in the afternoon break right at the water pump. A towel around the hips and that's it. We got used to that as well but it was...unique again. Figure.
And as for the second part where guys can stop reading now, I thought it might be interesting to see what I brought with me and what I actually needed.
So here is what I brought:
And that's what I needed:
More than I had expected actually. It seemed like I had worked with nothing but when I put it all together it was still quite a lot. Whatever. Most important where definitely the wet wipes and the mosquito spray. And don't ask me why but I forgot to bring sun cream. Well I didn't even forget it. I thought I wouldn't need it! Yeah....go figure. I have no idea what I was thinking....
Did I forget anything? Oh right! The western toilet wasn't able to flush, so just like with the Indian one, you would have to bring your bucket with water to flush it down. I didn't use it that often. The Indian one was somehow (and surprisingly) easier.
Uh. What topics!
And to close it a bit on a nicer note: Aren't the cups cute!?
Oh and what I was carrying around all the time:
|Loved my bag ♥|