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Dec 26, 2010 - Lake Toba

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Nov 23, 2009 - Lake Toba, Batak

It’s interesting to see how ways-things-are-done are transferred to situations where they clearly don’t work any more. Indonesians are accustomed to a small bathroom combining a ‘mandi-bak’, an open receptacle that holds water, and a toilet, seat or otherwise. With a plastic bucket you then splash yourself by way of morning shower and in the same fashion you use the toilet. It was rather self-explanatory when I came across it in the Kalianda hotel, but applying an open water reservoir in a bus that is swaying from side to side through...

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