I always find weird things wherever I go. Istanbul was no exception. For this week’s Wordless Wednesday installment, I figured I’d share a few things that struck me as most weird.
I’m not sure how it tastes, but this super ugly fish was for sale at a restaurant. The last thing that comes to my mind is wanting to eat it. More like pray I never meet it in open water and can outswim it or get ashore if I do!
OH, THOSE CRAZY ROMANS!
When we toured Ephesus, our guide explained the bathrooms this way:
“There are bathrooms before you enter. If you have to go, I suggest you use them now. The tour will take approximately two hours. There are no facilities once we go inside. Well, there are ruins of ancient toilets, but trust me. Even if they were operational, I’m not sure any of us could care to use them.”
When we reached the “ancient toilets” part of the tour in the Roman Bath section of Ephesus’s ruins, my sense of comfort was tested at imagining sitting cheek-to-cheek (essentially) with others. But that’s what the aristocratic men would do. They’d go to the Roman Bath, hang out, and “socialize.”
In a tub full of water while you’re getting clean or relaxing I can understand, but while on the potty? Uh uh. No way. That’s private!
A MODERN TOILET…AND ONE OF MY WORST NIGHTMARES
I had heard about floor toilets from others who had traveled overseas. I had never seen one, but feared the day I might. Luckily, when I did, it was in a bathroom that also had potties I was accustomed to. But sick and twisted me had to get a picture of the floor toilet for posterity.