America is easy…yes…easy. I think about this every night when I brush my teeth. I run water from the tap over my toothbrush and rinse. I never have to worry about the tap water I’m using. This is a far cry from Vietnam where I lived last year. I became so accustomed to brushing my teeth with bottled water that when I arrived back in America it felt practically ‘illegal’ to use the tap water to brush my teeth. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I was doing something wrong.
The water hardships are never ending while traveling. While living/volunteering in India we were subject to water rationing, and couldn’t use water for certain hours of the day. We’d have to keep water in a bucket for those hours and use it only when needed. In Nepal I had to have my water boiled before I could drink it. In Mongolia there was no water, so we drank goat milk.
When you live in a country without a good supply of safe water, then it turns from a hardship to a potential cause of death.
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