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Mar 7, 2016 - What? No indoor plumbing...? Uh oh.

I went to hang out with my cousin Basia at her house. She is Tereska's sister - Ciocia Lonka's other daughter, and she lives in an even tinier village than my other family: Giełczew. Population: 170. At Basia's it's almost the same scenario as at my aunt's - no heat, a coal stove, running water but not hot, no internet or Wifi (oh here in Poland it's pronounced "vee-fee") - however, now to add to the list of necessities: no indoor bathroom. She has a "wychodek". As in, an outdoor wooden shack that houses a man-made toilet. Yuck. I got very...

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