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Toilets From Around the World

Toilets Around The World What To Expect On Your Travels United Kingdom "Where is the loo?" In certain parts of London, outdoor Always try to avoid using a urinal dirctly next to somebody when you're Underground to get around, you will in the UK - it can give people 'stage If you're using the London urinals called 'urilifts' pop up from the ground at night. This is to stop drunk men full of beer weeing on the fright! The etiquette is to leave a gap you need the loo! Always keep small street, and the urinals disappear back below the surface by morning. be very used to turnstiles - even if of at least one urinal, to give them (and yourself) some privacy. change on you, and most of these public toilets cost around 30p to use. Germany "Wo ist die Toilette?" France "Où sont les toilettes?" The toilets here are known as 'washout toilets' and feature a shelf for people to inspect their poo before flushing! This shelf can cause splashback though, so follow the local "Sitzpinkel Rule' and sit down. Public toilets are free to use in France - just look out for the 'Libre' light to check it's unoccupied! These high-tech toilets automatically rotate back into the wall and get hosed with disinfectant when you exit. Netherlands "Waar is de WC?" Don't be surprised if you see a calendar by the toilet here. Forgetting someone's birthday is a big deal in the Netherlands, so most people have a 'Birthday Calendar' in To combat the problem of drunk If you fly into Schipol Airport, you will people urinating on the Amsterdam streets, outdoor urinals can be found spot something a little different about the urinals. They all feature an image of a fly! This is to encourage men to aim better, and gives the around the city. Unlike the 'urilifts' in London though, these are permanent and get used in broad daylight! the bathroom to act as a constant cleaners a much nicer time. reminder! India "Tāyalet kahân hain?" "टॉयलेट कहाँ हैं" Egypt "El-hammām fain?" نيف مام حل Indian toilets feature holes in the floor that Egyptian toilets also require you to squat, and require you to squat over. No tissue is present either - just a bucket to fill with water to clean yourself with. Use your left hand here though, as your right is for eating. there is no tissue present either. Next to each toilet you will find a hose, which is for you to clean both yourself and the toilet after you've used it. Japan "Benjo wa doko desu ka?" “ 便所 は どこ ですか You'll often find a pair of slippers by While squat toilets are common here, so are the most high-tech toilets in the world. They feature heated seats, It's not just the toilets that are high-tech in Japan, but toilet attendants too. Don't be scared if you the bathroom door in Japan. These are for you to wear while you use the toilet, and taken off again when you exit, which helps keep other areas of arm rests, an automatic jet stream to wash yourself and a dryer. It even plays music to mask sounds. see a big ladybird robot - these help to clean the toilets and are even the home clean. programmed to have small conversations. Korea China "Hwajangsiri eodiyeyo" " 화장실 이 어디 예요 " "Cèsuo zài năli?" “ 廁所 在 哪裡 ? ” Finding out a public toilet has no tissue left is bad, but finding there was never any to begin with is worse. It is customary to bring your own tissue in Korea - so always keep some in your travel bag just in case. If you think no cubicle doors in bad, Squatting to use the toilet may take some getting used to, but in China you'll have to do it without any then you may want to avoid the region of Tibet. These toilets don't even have cubicle walls, so there is privacy. There are no doors on the cubicles here, and there can sometimes be 2 or 3 toilets per absolutely no privacy between you and the other strangers. cubicle. Thailand Cambodia "Hông náam yòo têe năi?" "Bawng-kohn neuv ai naa?" If you're visiting the poorer parts of Cambodia, you will find lactrines sitting a few feet above You'll find a mix of squat and sit-down toilets in Thailand, and in some cases you'll find a hyprid of the two - a raised squat toilet that gives people the option to do either. Just check it's clean before sitting down! the river. These feature a hole in the wooden floor for you to go to the toilet straight into the river below. Australia Morocco Kenya "Choo kiko wapi?" "Where's the "Aasif" dunny mate?" فس It's important to be aware of the toilet etiquette in Islamic countries such as Morocco, Iran and many more. You should always use your left hand in the toilet, as the right should be kept clean for greetings. When using the toilet (or 'dunny') here, you'll see two flush buttons. This dual flush system helps to save Due to inadequate plumbing here, Kenyan people tend to go to the toilet in plastic bags, and simply throw them away (onto land, rather than in bins). This unfortunate situation is known locally as 'flying water in Australia. One button uses much less water, so base your choice on whatever needs flushing! toilets'. Sources plumbworld Big brands, small prices. toilet-guru.com about.com offtrackplanet.com whenonearth.net wikipedia.org omniglot.com www.plumbworld.co.uk/

Toilets From Around the World

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The world of toilets is not just strange but really bizarre. We took a trip through the continents to see how other cultures use the toilet. You may be surprised at some of the results.

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