Posted by Gary on April 10, 2000 at 11:10:46:
In Reply to: Re: Restroom facilities posted by Mark on April 09, 2000 at 19:28:51:
: Thanks so much for your help Dan!
: Sorry I forgot to reference where I'll be staying... I'll be at a friend's apartment in Zaporizhzhya. From what I understand about the city, the island in the Dniper has some fun things to do as well.
: When you mentioned German toilets, does that mean that the bowl has a "shelf" in it? I saw a picture of one once. Forgive me, but I've never been outside the USA!
: Anyway, thanks again for your help!
I rented a private apartment through my girlfriend in Zaporozhye last year and spent a total of about 2 weeks there out of a 3 week trip. The commode was almost exactly like the one I have in my home in California, only the flush handle was different. I don't recall a shelf, but of course that doesn't mean they don't exist in Ukraine.
There are plenty of things to keep you busy in Zaporozhye. Lots of nice sandy beaches along the river, and during the summer there is lots of outdoor entertainment at night. I was there in July and it was incredibly hot and humid during the day but very pleasant at night. The island has many beaches and very nice restaurants. Check out the museums if you're into Cossack history. It's a fairly large city and you don't have to leave it to find something to do because everything is there. There's cafe-bars every few feet, seems like.
No one warned me about the water there so I took baths in it and used it to brush my teeth every day with no problem, and used it to make my tea and coffee in the morning. I learned my lesson the hard way once, when I got up in the middle of the night and drew a glassful of water from the tap and drank it. I woke up with a bellyache in the morning and it lasted all day. I had no ill effects otherwise, but if you're going to drink it, boil it first.
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