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Technology vs.Basic Sanitation

  • daawgon

    Joined Travelfish
    17th April, 2007
    Posts: 1065
    Total reviews: 2

    I just received this email from an American friend traveling in Mongolia - thought you might enjoy a laugh:

    Technology vs.Basic Sanitation

    We have now arrived at the Ger camp. It is a very basic camp and there is no indoor toilet. In fact shortly after arrival, we had lunch and then I needed to do you know what - and I had to do it totally out in the open!!! This was a first time experience. On previous trips, I have dealt with some basic facilities, but this was the first time I had to do it totally out in an open field - with horses and yaks roaming around nearby. However, here's the irony:

    Every member of my host family, including the 10 year old, has a cell phone and they have a laptop - which I am using at the moment - and Internet access is provided by satellite. I guess in this day and age, technology is more important than basic sanitation!!!!!!!!

    PS - I wonder what they do in winter. The Mongolian winters are bitterly cold and I cannot even imagine having to do that outside in winter. You will probably turn into an iceman. However, my host family cannot speak English and so I cannot ask the question :)


    #1 Posted: 16/6/2013 - 12:07

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  • DLuek

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    Joined Travelfish
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    Location Thailand
    Posts: 1106
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    I wonder what they do in winter

    Must be an app for that. :)

    #2 Posted: 16/6/2013 - 22:06

  • gennakim

    Joined Travelfish
    13th April, 2013
    Location Korea, South
    Posts: 4

    Lol i love this story!
    Well i had similar experience before and it was like... being part of nature and i kinda enjoyed it later haha
    But at first time, i almost cried.......

    #3 Posted: 19/6/2013 - 00:27

  • LeonardCohe-

    Joined Travelfish
    24th July, 2012
    Posts: 2148
    Total reviews: 11

    You've never done a bog camping before? No big deal at all. Must have lived a sheltered city life.

    #4 Posted: 16/7/2013 - 11:01

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