When you travel in Thailand you are bound to discover a few surprises along the day. For first time travelers, such as ourselves, we were definitely a little surprised by the Thai toilet culture.
The second issue with toilet paper is that it must be tossed into a trash can and not into the toilet bowl. At home I am often reminding my children to ensure the toilet paper goes in the bowl and not on the floor so it seems counter intuitive to be telling them otherwise. Apparently, plumbing in Thailand isn’t the same as in North America and wee bit of toilet paper can cause a whole lot of problems in the plumbing. I will admit that I have, on occasion, accidentally thrown my toilet paper in the toilet, but there was no way I was going to fish it out!
Tokyo Airport Toilet
And just for fun, above is a picture of a toilet in the Tokyo Airport. These bathroom stalls are fully equipped and very comfortable. The seats are warmed and you can indulge in a rather relaxing and comfortable cleaning of your backside. By far, the highlight of our toilet adventures.
Ha, I remember your kids getting excited over a sit down toilet. Such luxury!
I know whwt you mean of a SQUAT TOILET as i used them in India, and also a pail of water to clean ourself. Alice
Oh my! I never knew there was so much to learn about toilets! I am not one to use public washrooms even in Canada (not sure where and when this phobia started!!), so I can only imagine if I had to travel…