And if you wear a hiking skirt, there are ways to pee while standing up, without the use of special devices though I personally prefer to squat! At last in my experience, it's harder to aim accurately. So here's what this article boils down to: One can definitelt manage to avoid squat toilet if he or she wants to. Reply Julie Dawn Fox November 19, at 2: Some are squats, while others are holes; some are on moving transport or in the middle of nowhere; some come with paper, some without; some require jugs of water or handfuls of rice husks to flush with. I had always assumed that the reason was because nobody wants to sit on a dirty toilet seat and street shoes can damage the plastic.
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But it's not just about travel, it's also about life experiences of a middle age wanderer. We can all learn from your experiences, and maybe get some stronger quads? Enjoyed your post and the very nice site which, by the way, I found via a Tweet of yours retweeted by Travelfish and I have now retweeted it myself! I would be surprised to find a squat toilet in south america. You explained an approach to doing so very nicely and I will definitely keep your tips in mind for when the time comes: One should recite the prayer " Alhamdu-lil-laa-hil-la-dhi adh-haba 'a-nil a-dhaa wa 'a-faa-ni " when exiting the toilet.
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You have certainly had your fair share of shockers. Squat toilets always terrified me as a child. Learn more about cookies including how to disable them. Reply Tracey May 26, at 5: Having a foreign toilet routine is crucial, too: Takes a while to get used to, and make sure u wash your hands properly with soap!
Like being forced to wear a uniform? Reply notthenakedpooper September 26, at 8: Then the time came later in the week where I needed to use one of the doored stalls to take a poop at work. Too rare seeing smthing like that in Turkey. For the record, not every squat toilet is the same and different regions have different styles and customs — some have hoods, and in which case, you'll want to face those. Give me a nice clean western toilet adorned with a nice heated full featured washlet. Actually, what Japanese people carry are "handkerchiefs".