“… the Egyptian people eat ful”. A play on words that resembles the Russian expression “tanks are not afraid of dirt.” In general, they (the Egyptians) somehow adapted to this way of life, ”the Russian woman described the life of the inhabitants of the country of the pyramids with this expression, who are constantly in unsanitary conditions and do not get sick. On the Yandex.Zen channel, she listed the ways for the Egyptians to survive among the mountains of garbage using the resort town of Hurghada as an example.
Tourists who at least once got out of the hotel noticed heaps of garbage right on the streets. “But Hurghada is not yet the dirtiest city in Egypt, it is a resort. What to say about remote areas or non-tourist cities. Therefore, tourists are surprised how people live in such unsanitary conditions, how in Egypt you can survive and not get infected,” the author noted.
The Egyptians strengthen their health with household methods that help to increase immunity and not suffer from the harm of an unsanitary external environment. First, the climate itself helps. “The temperature in Egypt rises to +50°C. Such heat “burns out” the bacteria and prevents the waste from decomposing, the garbage simply dries out,” the Russian woman explained.
Secondly, the locals do the cleaning, or rather, they wash the floors in an unconventional way for us: they do not use rags and sponges. “The floor in the apartments is paved with ceramic tiles. Linoleum or parquet boards in Egypt are not used in the “people's areas”. The mop of the Egyptians is not the same as in European countries. No sponges, no rags. A crossbar with rubber is stuffed onto a stick. Women pour a bucket of water with a disinfectant solution on the floor and use a rubber squeegee to drive this water into the bathroom and toilet (usually combined), where a hole is provided in the floor for water to drain. This method of cleaning is more hygienic than mopping the floors with a rag,” she explained.
Thirdly, the inhabitants of Egypt have good habits: “Although the Egyptians can stomp into the living room from the street in shoes, but when entering the bedroom it is supposed to take off even slippers. The Egyptians close the door to the toilet and lower the toilet lid. In Russia, too, many will take on this occasion. And according to Feng Shui, it is advised to do so. But the Egyptians believe that genies live in the toilet and therefore close the door. In any case, this habit is good for health.”
Fourth, keep the body clean. “Muslims go to the mosque several times a day or pray at home or at work. Every time before prayer, ablution is performed. Small or complete,” said a compatriot. At the same time, they lead a lifestyle that protects against sexually transmitted diseases. In addition, it supports the immune system and the body in good shape fasting – the so-called dry fasting, which is observed by the locals in the holy month of Ramadan.
Fifthly, the Egyptians' food is also special. They eat a lot of hot peppers and spices that get rid of parasites. In addition, they love lime. “Lime juice is added everywhere: in soup, in salad, tahini, they are poured over meat and drink lime drinks. It contains a maximum of vitamin C and helps the body remain resistant to viruses,” the Russian woman specified. – Besides, just a little sick – the Egyptians immediately drink “horse doses” of antibiotics. Of course, such an uncontrolled method is harmful, but it also saves you from something.”
In conclusion, the author noted that there are so few disadvantages of life in Hurghada that they are lost in the pros: and the sea helps to be “positive” and the sun.
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