Toilets: Nepal Edition

Nepal is similar to India in many ways… but poorer, with fewer natural resources and a more fragmented government. That doesn’t bode well for toilets. However, as your dedicated reporter on the bathroom beat, I fearlessly peered behind closed doors.

Our crusade against plastic water bottles continued in Nepal, with considerable success. Plenty of trekkers in the Himalaya and Annapurna ranges treat river water with iodine to make it safe for drinking. That emboldened us to treat the tap water in most of our hotels and guesthouses, with no ill effects.

Two drops of iodine per bottle

Our two favorite abodes supplied purified water for us: at Villa Papillon, Bishnu had water jugs delivered.

And in The Bubble, they have a distiller.

As a result, we purchased far fewer plastic water bottles. Good thing, because after a few gulps, those bottles (and plenty of other stuff) wind up discarded on the edge of town.

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5 Responses to Toilets: Nepal Edition

  1. Margaret Trissel says:

    on behalf of American citizens across this great land, you’re welcome, Ken…Flush on…

  2. Scott Schroeder says:

    As a taxpayer I’m more than happy to donate to your bathroom pleasure in Nepal.

  3. Terri says:

    I love happy endings!! Thanks for posting this. As always, toilet videos are fascinating to me. Before I “met” you I didn’t know that, so go figure.

  4. Jerry Schneider says:

    I also enjoy the toilet and bodily function coverage, as you can probably tell by now.

  5. Ann says:

    Happy end-ings, heh. πŸ™‚ So glad you’re both back in Milwwaukee and doing well.

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