Traveling around South Africa has been an education for us in many ways but in this one respect we have not been too impressed....bathrooms included in the sleeping areas of our lodgings!!! We say, "What's the deal with that? Who likes to have no privacy at all in their rooms? It would be another matter if it were for one person, but..." We figured it out each time by saying, "Honey, could you please turn up the volume on the TV or step outside the door for a few minutes?"
But lest you think that we are complaining too much when there are so many that have only a slab of concrete to sleep on, we are grateful we have clean linens on our beds and pillows, shelter over our heads and food on the table. This man sleeps and lives his life on this island in the road. He builds fires to keep warm in cold weather and and holds his head over the smoke until his face is white with ashes....hence, his name 'Ash-man'.