“An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day.”
Most of the world bathes bathes out of a bucket, yet before embarking on this trip, I had never done it. I’m spoiled. I come from a place where hot water magically comes pouring out of the faucet everyday without fail. Since I considered my luxurious hot showers normal, I saw bucket showering as somewhat primal and uncomfortable. Now that I consider the bucket my new normal, I think of it as a perfectly good way to stay clean.