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The Egyptian Solution To Every Arab Traveller’s Greatest Dilemma

The solution? Fresh Buzz.

This is the response millions of worried Arab travellers have been waiting for.

This is the response millions of worried Arab travellers have been waiting for.

By Arwa Gaballa, contributor, EgyptianStreets.com

In an attempt to solve one of life’s most complicated dilemmas for your average Arab traveller, two American University in Cairo Business graduates have launched the long-awaited portable “shatafa” (bidet).

That’s right, boys and girls; you can now put aside that lame excuse for cleaning (aka toilet paper) and clean your bottoms with water, like you’re accustomed to, with Fresh Buzz.

“It’s an already-existing product, but we needed to bring it to the Egyptian market and offer something that’s durable, of high quality and easy to use,” Co-founder Eslam Moussa said. He and Ahmed Aref, both travellers, encountered the problem first hand during their trips before coming up with the idea.

Whenever non-bidet users encounter a bidet…

Hygiene is emphasized in Islam and most households in the Middle East and North African region have a shatafa (the local word for bidet) installed in the bathroom right next to the toilet, or within the toilet itself.

“I’m an atheist, but I need one [a portable shatafa] because I grew up with one in my house and now every time I travel, there’s something missing. I don’t feel right,” said an Egyptian woman who preferred not to be named.

“When nature calls… answer fresh!” is the slogan of Free Buzz which you can now purchase online. Watch the hilarious ad for the dilemma-solving product below:

What do you think of this new product? Do you think it’s useful or not? Please share with us stories and problems you’ve had while travelling!

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4 Comments on The Egyptian Solution To Every Arab Traveller’s Greatest Dilemma

  1. Actually this isn’t a new product, I purchased a portable shatafa for our home about 6 years ago and it came with the travel version that is the same as the one pictured above just a different color.

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  2. This is a great find. I believe many travelers to USA and EU suffer from the lack of washer or “shatafa”. This could be a real problem solver.

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  3. Interesting.

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