Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Clean is a relative term (Thursday, May 13)

So, I "showered" last night in our little Berber cave. I used a combination of Oil of Olay Express Daily Facial Cleansing Cloths and Fresh Scent Wet Ones Antibacterial Hands & Face Wipes.

Just a few days ago, I washed Gabe's shirts in our medina hostel in Sousse, the call to prayer over the loudspeakers and the smells of fish, urine, and roasting pralines drifting up to our second-floor window. In the absence of a bowl (I used to use the cooking pots in our apartment in Bogota) I used a 2-gallon Ziploc bag and the detergent we carry around with us in a resealable plastic bag to soak the clothes.

Things change, non?