Travel tips, or just more yellow urinalism?
Blog Guy, I’m an American planning some overseas travel. As you know, the main thing we look for in foreign countries is good toilets. What can I expect to find?
It’s different in each country, of course, but here are some examples. In the top photo, you can see typical public toilets in Asia. There is no privacy, and the only difference between the men’s and women’s restrooms are that the women’s are pink.
Yikes! That’s horrible! Maybe we just won’t go there. Can you check on South America?
Sure. On the right you can see a typical men’s room there. The facilities themselves are very rustic, but they do have lots of helmeted toilet attendants standing by for assistance.
What kind of assistance?
You know, I guess they give you tissue and towels and stuff, and you tip ‘em a buck or so.
These places won’t do. My wife isn’t going to like outdoor toilets, even if they are pink, and I’m dubious about doing my business in full view of a dozen helpful attendants.
I think you’ve intentionally shown the worst examples in the world. Surely there is NO PLACE worse than these.
Next, let me show you a little destination we like to call Belgium…
A customer looks at new toilets and wash basins being sold on the side of the road in Colombo, July 1, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds
A protester urinates in front of a row of policemen during riots in Argentina, June 18, 2010. REUTERS/Alejandra Bartoliche