Tuesday, December 13, 2011

#TTOT Round-Up: Bathroom Experiences Abroad

Every Tuesday, it's Travel Talk on Twitter! There are two scheduled sessions to join: 9:30am GMT and 9:30pm GMT. Follow the #TTOT hashtag on Twitter and join in on the fun!

Here's the round-up of this week's #TTOT potty talk on "Bathroom Experiences Abroad!"

Q1 via : Coolest/most awesome bathroom you have seen?
  • : Best bathroom as La Tagliata Restaurant on the Amalfi Coast- looking out over the cliffs to the spectacular ocean
  • The urinal at our hotel in Croatia was disguised as waterfall! Way better than the troughs at sports stadiums here in the US
  • Hong Kong (hostel) toilets rock! Clean your teeth, have a shower & poo all at the same time!
  • : Mozart toilet in Vienna, listening Mozart songs while you're doing your thing
  • : I was blown away by how clean the bathrooms in the Zurich airport were. A germaphobe's dream
  • Any "sitting" (not squatting) toilet you encounter while on a 10-day trek in the Himalayas is awesome for me
: I think nothing will beat this toilet

Q2 via : What is the most disgusting bathroom you've encountered abroad?
  • : Worst ever toilet was in Tibet where you could see what people had had for dinner two days before heaped under the slit in the floor
  • : Public toilet in a hutong in Beijing. Squat toilets, no doors, disgusting smell, stuff from urinals ended on the floor
  • : A French village public toilet which with just one glance, turned my diarrhea into constipation
  • The other 'wrong' toilet environment I encountered was in Iran where the floor was COVERED in pee & the local ladies went barefoot
  • : A tie between: A squatter on a farm in Ukraine and, believe it or not, a toilet at a McDonalds in Manhattan
  • : Toilet in a KFC in Cairo. Flush didn't work alright. But there are many chocolaty spreads (you know I mean) on wall and sink

Q3 via What is the best "Loo View" you have ever had? 

: This breathtaking Bora Bora bathroom takes ocean views to a whole new level

: The Loo with View, Jordan

connvoyage: View from China's Tiger Leaping Gorge squat toilet

Q4 via : What was your most embarrassing travel bathroom experience?
  • : A goat headbutting me into a latrine in Turkey
  • : When a teenager on first trip abroad a guy at the urinals in the public toilets in Lausanne 'spanking the monkey'
  • Was in Malia, the toilet blocked, started rising and two of us were locked in
  • : Being caught off guard by the "cleaning jet" of water that squirted out of the toilet in Singapore
  • : Leningrad, 1986. Food poisoning. Public toilet, no locks, one tissue
  • : I clogged a no water toilet on a house boat once. Very embarrassing
  • Transparent toilet in Lausanne. Well, you’re SUPPOSED to push the button for the opaqueness- didn't see it 

Q5 via : What's the craziest thing you've done to be able to use a good bathroom?
  • Drag my kid to the front of the line: "He HAS to go"
  • : I paid of course! 3 euro to go inside a bathroom on the Champs Élysées in Paris! Worth it
  • Craziest thing I've done to find a GOOD toilet was walking a half mile back to the same restaurant where I ate earlier in the day
  • I've knocked on a few random houses in my day and asked to use the toilet
  • : I pretended I was staying in a 5 star hotel, shoewd them my card, and it worked! Bingo! I used the toilet
  • : Paid for a hotel room in India - just to use a "real" toilet for the first time in weeks
  • : Not me, but I had a friend who pretended to be blind so she can use the for disabled toilet and not queue

And there you have it, "Bathroom Experiences Abroad"! 

Next week's #TTOT topic is: "Arts Travel!" Submit your questions HERE! And don't forget to follow the #TTOT every Tuesday at 9:30am and 9:30pm GMT to chat about all things travel!

As always, a HUGE travel community thank you to our #TTOT hosts and organizers: traveldudes, , , , , , and !

Have YOU got anything to add to the "Bathroom Experiences Abroad" discussion? 

© Connie Hum 2011

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