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May 17th 2006
Published: May 17th 2006
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Hey everyone, we arrived on sunday and all is good. The keyboard is different so excuse any mistakes.

yesterday i was so excieted when the water came on at 7 pm. It is only on in the morning and the nite. Then Ahmeds sister tught me how to wash clothes in the huge bucket, rinced in another and wrung out? then hung over railing outside.

the toillet.....
in our apt. we have a ;normal; one, at first it had no lid....thats how they ues them,but ahmed bought me a lid.
everwhere is mainly the turks style, u stand on the raised feet area and then squat

I did not attempt that yet!!!
Public toilets have no lids and the ones i tried were gross.

no ones uses toilet paper, only water to rinse.

the sewer...ha ha ha.... runs into the river, some wacked french system, and the surrounding areas smell so bad.

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they save water in here cause water only on in morning 3 hrs and nite 3 hrs

17th May 2006

so glad to hear from you
Hi Sue, we were getting worried about you. Glad to hear that you arrived ok. Is that you in the black robe? Hope not. Everyone is asking about you, how is Amina adjusting to the the new digs? How was she during the flight? Keep in touch, look forward to your pix and comments. Sounds like the toilets in Thailand, they didn't flush you had to dip water from a pail to make them flush. Oh there is nothing like the third world. Stay well, don't drink the water!! love ann marie

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