Thursday, December 6, 2012

Real Paris: Showers

One of the biggest stereotypes of the French is that they don't shower. Now, I don't really know if that's true, but I would not blame them in the slightest. Here's my shower: 

Here is my host mom's shower:

French showers do not hook up to the wall, it is basically just a hose with a shower head on the end. There are no curtains either. To shower you need to basically squat/sit in the shower so you don't get water everywhere. Water pressure is pretty bad too.

The only reason that my shower has a semblance of a barrier and hooks up to the wall is because my host mom hosts enough American students. It's probably not even for our benefit, but because I'm sure enough students have made an enormous mess of the bathroom without the glass wall. 

Just don't ask me how often I shower...

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