mercredi 11 mai 2011

Chine - Histoire de toilettes chinoises part4

8 commentaires:

domino a dit…

l asterisque sur le mur je croyais au premier coup d oeil que c etait une mygale chinoise ( les +venimeuses)tu vois a quoi tu as echappé

mathilde a dit…

Je pense qu'au point où on en est, ça ne ferait pas grande différence!

Catherine a dit…

Merci pour ce petit cours de philosophie !... :-) Que dit le guide du routard sur le sujet ? "apportez vos couches culottes" ????

mathilde a dit…

Plutôt ne plus être pudique!

Anacardo a dit…

It's gross, but nothing compared to indian toilettes. Especially those in the remote kashmir.

mathilde a dit…

Please! Tell us about that!

Anacardo a dit…

Are you really sure? I warn you, it's pretty disgusting. well if you really want to keep on reading... most of the time people just don't have toilets and do their needs in the street. When they do have toilets, the stench is so strong that you simply don't want to get close. If you get close and manage to survive hordes of flies, mosquitos, rats and whatever living thing stays there, you'll find holes not so different from those in China or trenches with the discharge open in plain-air. I got close only once, quickly left and never got back. The open trenches are a nice plus, I just got sick one day (but really sick, meaning I had to take antibiotics) just by standing near one in the street and breathing for more than 5 minutes. I've also been told a horror story on how in one toilet they ended up cleaning themselves using their hands and then the wall, since they didn't have toilet paper. You had been warned. That being said, I had the incredible luck to stay in a maharaja palace in Bikaner, and my bathroom was all marble. India is a a unique place on its own where extreme luxury and the lowest possible way of living can stand side by side, just a couple of meters away. In a way I found that to be more disturbing than the toilets.

mathilde a dit…

Oh god, I think I'm convinced now! It feels nightmarish!