Toilet facilities… we all have to use them. Large, small, shiny, fancy, clean, dirty. When nature calls, we are happy to have them. That said, backpacking throughout Asia brings on an entirely new experience with surprises around every corner!!
As we psychologically prepare for toilets in India (3 days and counting), we reminisce about Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. We recall several times when we were at the mercy of the bus driver to stop for a toilet break and/or having to deal with whatever public facility we could find when we needed it. We never really had high hopes for public Asian toilets, but some of them really impressed! (sarcasm intended). Consider filth, lack of privacy, smell, no water (or too much on the floor – some butt guns have way too much pressure), no paper, no door or any combination.
Looking back, here are a few of our ‘favorites’ from the last year and a half. Could you relax your sphincter in these circumstances?
Hated the bus stops.
A collection of some favorites!
A common saying is check the bathroom before you eat to get an idea of the cleanliness of the kitchen. In several places we visited, if we followed this we would have never eaten!
Will they get worse in our travelling future? Fingers crossed for good luck … and sometimes legs.
Mark and Christine