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1. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

Have you ever been in a situation to go to the toilet in another country as a worst experience?
Just I wonder !

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Parts of Europe have that hole-in-the-ground thing - not my cup of tea.

I wouldn't say it's my worst experience, but last trip to Paris (which smells like one, big open bathroom) we saw a guy peeing in a shop's entrance late at night. Except he was facing the street. We had to step way around his target and over the river he'd made. You'd think he would have at least turned around.

3. Posted by kenmc (Full Member 80 posts) 9y

Quoting tway

Parts of Europe have that hole-in-the-ground thing - not my cup of tea.

Oh you're in for a treat if you go to china or other parts of asia so.
At least in europe the hole-in-the-grounds have doors and walls. and they are flushable.

4. Posted by john7buck (Respected Member 458 posts) 9y

I lived on an island in Micronesia when I was young. Our bathroom was a bucket in the corner of our house and the ocean. Rather enjoyed the ocean (except when the current delivered someone else's floater to your chest while swimming), but the bucket was rather foul. Especially considering I had dysentary while I was there.

MMMM. . . lunchtime!

5. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 9y

eww. i was wondering how a bucket would do...(saw a movie that started the thought, for some reason)

i've had the hole-in-the-grounds before, but the worst was the bathroom on the train we took from serbia to greece that one year. good grief. when i walked in, there was dirty wet brownish stuff on the ground, and the whole bathroom looked like someone beat it up and puked on it a bunch of times - and almost weather beaten, like it didn't have a roof or something. either way, it was something trying to balance between not sitting on the seat, keeping my clothes from touching the floor (or anything), and not toppling over, as the train shook insanely. an adventure.

6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

That's a little like the toilets at the bus station in Ronda, Spain. No door handle, no toilet seat, no paper. Luckily I have willpower and it was only an hour's ride back.

7. Posted by draggons (Full Member 113 posts) 9y

Very first time in Thailand was taken to a Thai nightclub, only white face in the place. No problem in the club but nearly started a riot in the hong nam. standing at the urinal when I feel a pair of hands around the back of my neck, thought I was about to get mugged so naturally hit the guy. Two other "attendants",after shouting out into the club, came running over so offered them some of the same. My friend who had heard the shouting came running in and defused the situation and explained to me what had happened. It's quite normal in Thai toilets to get a neck massage while at the urinal Now that I live here make a point of telling them when I go in "No Massage" but still laugh at the thought of it.

Be warned guys if your ever in a Thai night club

8. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

China.

The walls between the toilet cubicles are sometimes so low, that u can look in the face of the person in the next one, even in a sitting position.
Some of the public toilets have no doors. I used to go the end toilet, in the row, and hope that others would find an unoccupied one, before they got as far as the one I was in.

Mel

9. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Quoting Mel.

China.

The walls between the toilet cubicles are sometimes so low, that u can look in the face of the person in the next one, even in a sitting position.

I bet you scared that sh*t out of them

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Quoting james

Quoting Mel.

China.

The walls between the toilet cubicles are sometimes so low, that u can look in the face of the person in the next one, even in a sitting position.

I bet you scared that sh*t out of them

It was more the other way around. I am used to way more privacy.
I am even astonished by those women, who go into one toilet cublicle together with a friend, in bars here in Europe.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 29, 2007, at 3:17 AM by Mel. ]