Egypt: Wet Bathroom Floors

Kim, an Indian living in Egypt, notices a lot of similarities between the Indian and Egyptian ways of life. She writes: “A couple of my friends Americans/Europeans who have married Egyptians have mentioned a couple of times that they cannot fathom how bathroom floors in Egypt are always wet. As an Indian, I find a lot of similarities in the Egyptian way of life, this water on the bathroom floor is one of them.”

1 comment

  • jude

    Hi! What a delight to find this blog. I’m an American woman and I have lived in Egypt 5 years, and Kuwait and Dubai as well.

    The water in the bathroom…and the kitchen.

    I am “one of those” expats that was baffled by the wet bathrooms and kitchens and want to make a few comments. The wadu is indeed one factor, but I see other issues. Erratic water pressure, poor design and placement of tubs and showers, inexpensive plumbing facets and shower heads, which leak and splash.

    I have never seen water bouncing out of a facet like I have in Egypt.(Not even Kuwait or Dubai and they too had the standard floor water drain)

    I can’t determine if the facets on the kitchen sinks have screens, or if it is the water pressure, or the high placement of the facet verses the sink, but I can tell you it is completely odd to me to live in all the watery bathrooms and kitchens. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I manage it now after all these years but with the greatest respect to the region of this world, it just is annoying and I actually feel my rooms are dirtier not cleaner than in in America. it requires constant attention and it lacks the comfort of being barefoot in both those rooms. A paradox, isn’t it? Water to clean and water to make a mess.

    Great blog and I am happy to find it! I relate to many of the topics and am just getting started here. Thanks for such accurate and interesting info.

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