I spent last week in my mother’s hometown, an area of Germany with more pigs than people, for a cousin’s wedding. I found this helpful sign teaching toilet brush use in the bathroom of our bed and breakfast. You might be able to guess this, but ‘falsch‘ means ‘incorrect’, ‘fast richtig‘ means ‘almost correct’ and […]
This lovely restroom at Karakul Lake in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China was neither restful, nor a room. Rooms generally have doors and resting is difficult with no comfort, a stench every bit as bad as you might imagine from the photo and no light after dark. As if that wasn’t enough, they […]
Most people are aware of Japan‘s high-tech toilets with their numerous (and let’s face it, mostly unnecessary) functions, but not everyone knows that most toilets in Japan come with a faucet and a little sink above the water tank. When you flush, the faucet starts running to refill the tank, giving you a chance to […]
This bathroom is located at the observation deck of the Seoul Tower. Although the tower itself measures only 237 meters in height, it stands on Seoul’s highest point, the 262 meter tall Namsan, giving it some amazing views of the South Korean capital and one of the world’s most populous cities. The night views are […]
In hindsight, I don’t know what more I could want—it has both a divider for a little privacy and select reading materials strewn about. I found this lovely squat toilet at one of the rest stops our bus made on the way from Lijiang to the Tiger Leaping Gorge in China’s Yunnan Province. You’ll find […]
Finally a hotel considerate enough to inform me how to use a toilet—all these years I’ve been doing it wrong. When I think of all the slips and falls and wet shoes and bruised butt-cheeks that could have been avoided…….. But, seriously—why is this in English? Are western tourists really the problem?