Bathroom, WC, Restroom, Washroom, Baño, Shitter. Whatever you call it, surely you haven’t experienced the worst one yet? Or have you?
Spurred on by some talk of taking off your shoes in a Thai temple to use the facilities, thanks RENanDREW
I started thinking about some of the places I’ve tried to forget.
My all time shocker was in a tiny wooden shack hanging precariously from a mountainside in Tanzania, Africa. Just a small hole on the rickety floorboards...and a pen with squealing pigs directly underneath.
My number two (no pun intended) was on the cliffside of the great riff in Kenya. It was so ridiculous I just had to laugh out loud, and take a photo.
Just thinking about this topic is making me feel slightly sick :/
I think the worst toilet I've experienced was a mountain top chalet in Bulgaria. The 'art work' on the floor, walls and ceiling (!!!) was gag worthy.
Second would be a men's public toilet on a highway in Malaysia (the female one was locked for some unknown reason). The cubicle was beyond hideous, and to make things worse the door wouldn't fully open so you had to shimmy in without letting any part of you touch the walls!
We had a few 'over hang' toilets similar to yours Andrea... the funniest (in a gross way) of these was at a floating café on the Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia. The hole in the floorboards opened directly over the water, and it attracted the fish 😊
Where to start?
Descriptions of certain Indian toilets are beyond words and unusable without wellingtons and breathing apparatus. In such circumstances Ali has witnessed women using the shower for non-purpose.
Hole in the floor jobbies seem to be common on piers: everything goes out with the tide. And on that note I'm reminded of if not the worst toilet then the maybe the most gregarious: in Buca village, Fiji. Few houses had a loo and it was common practice to assemble at high tide and hang your bums over the side of the bridge for a mass communal evacuation. Both sexes would happily chat about the days events as they let fly.
And.... whilst a lack of privacy rears its head: public loos in China ca. 1990s. There were no individual stalls, just 4 inch high partitions. On Ali's maiden voyage she faced forwards (towards the door). Embarrassingly she was followed in by a gaggle of women who stood in gawping amazement before all squatting in the opposite direction. Apparently it is polite to show your arse and not your face.
My accommodation in Moni, Flores, Indonesia, August 2017. View at your own risk.
Oeerrr, our $5 room in Moni circa 2012 had a spotless little convenience...
Flat to the ground toilets of singapore ( old/ traditional facilities/structure)
While most toilets a new and modern in singapore nowadays. Believe it or not I have encountered the tradition one on a factory tour.
I had to pee so LOL i endured it
In many places in India, there are no public toilets at all. I have been to New Delhi and it sucks