The Transnistria parliament building with a statue of Lenin out front. In the city of Tiraspol, Transnistria. Photo taken December 9, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Tiraspol, Transnistria...the country that doesn't exist.

Where are they going next? Northern Moldova. Arrive December 11th.

Friday, August 28, 2015

When you need to use the facilities...

We've been in some interesting bathrooms over the years. And when you need to go, you will use whatever facilities are available! Some of the bathrooms we have had to use haven't been very nice. Such as the one when we were hiking in Guatemala where you had to crouch into this little hut that was only about three and a half feet tall. Not easy for a guy who is six feet tall! But, you do what you have to do.

Other toilets have been much more accommodating. And some of them have a great view too!

Toilets and showers where we were parked with Sherman at Playa Zipolite near Puerto Angel, Oaxaca, Mexico. There was no running water to the toilets so you had to use those buckets to get some water to flush the bowl.

Intersting toilet stall at Aabadi Campground in Damaraland, Namibia, Africa.

And the shower was definitely different too!


Roadside outhouse in the middle of nowhere on the road between Swakopmund to Sesriem, Namibia, Africa.

Shower stall at Etosha Safari Camp, Namibia, Africa.

Some bathrooms even have a nice view for you...while you're using them! Here's Ruth and our tour guide demonstrating from the lady's bathroom!

And here's what they were looking at through the windows! The Namib Dessert.
(Gondwana's Dune Star Lodge near Sesriem, Namibia, Africa).

And of course the men's facilities have the same view!

Here's our bathroom at Gondwana's amazing Canyon Lodge.


How do you sit on this? Well, you don't! This is a squat toilet in the lady's public bathroom in Yangjae Citizen's Forest, Seoul, South Korea.

Bathrooms in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea. The Koreans supply clean, free public toilets almost everywhere!


An outhouse with a view in the middle of Copper Canyon near Divisadero, Chihuahua, Mexico

And another one in Lesotho, Africa. I love the little drawings on the doors!

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The complete series of  X Files on DVD. Mulder and Scully were at it for nine seasons and 202 episodes. That was a great show. We used to watch it regularly. This is a 54 disc set and includes the two X Files movies.


And here in Canada there's a nice Chromebook laptop on sale at a decent price! Today only! If we hadn't already bought the one that we did, I would have been buying this one...




20 comments:

  1. One reason I don't travel anymore!!!

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    1. I think that might be the reason that others don't travel as well. It rarely bothers us though. :-)

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  2. That's some crazy sh*t right there. I vividly recall one particular facility in a park in Puerto Rico that was supposedly "wheelchair accessible". It was half way down this narrow path that I had trouble enough negotiating on my quite functional two legs. Then, you could barely get the door closed and sit on the crapper at the same time. Oy.

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    1. Yep, there definitely can be some questionable ones out there!

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    1. These washrooms/toilets were clean, they were just different. We have certainly come across a few that we decided were even beyond our limits.

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  4. I had a serious problem with a squat toilet at a train station in rural France, I finally walked across the street to a hotel and asked to use the facilities. No problem. Then I made good use of their bar and bistro.

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    1. There have actually been some studies done where they state that squat toilets are actually better to use than regular toilets because there is less pressure on your system when doing a number two. The other thing about squat toilets is that your hands never touch the toilet so less in the way of germs, you just want to make sure your aim is good. ;-)

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  5. Ya never know what you come across in your travels, thats we like the option of using our coach at least we know it is suitable for us.

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    1. Yes, ideally having our motorhome available to us is a plus but when we are backpacking through other countries you don't have that option. Life is always an adventure though! ;-)

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  6. When I visited Tokyo for my job in 2000, I was surprised by the variety of toilets. From super fancy ones with heated seats and all kinds of controls for washing one's backside to squat toilets like the one pictured in your post, I certainly had my eyes opened after living in the US all my life!

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    1. It was exactly the same in South Korea and if I could have read/understood the instructions on some of those really fancy toilets I would have used one just to see what it was like. I also loved the fact that they had little toilets/sinks and urinals for the young children and that they put pictures of the type of toilet on each stall so that you could use the stall with the type of toilet of your choice and the washrooms we always very clean.

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  7. I like the one's with a view. Beats looking at a crappy marked up stall door. At least you can contemplate, plan something or organize your time while you're waiting.

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  8. Now this is a topic I never read on anyone else's blog...lol

    When the girls played travel softball and soccer, we had too use some very interesting toilet facilities. Uck!

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    1. That's what we like to be, original! :-) We will have to update this post when we have seen some more cool bathrooms/toilets.

      Some of the worst toilets we have been in have been in a first world country!

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  9. I always carried a packet of tissues when I was in Kuwait. They use a hose instead of toilet paper-not for me! :c)

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    1. When we have travelled in Mexico, Guatemala, Namibia, South Africa and Lesotho we always carry toilet paper with us. most of the washrooms either don't have it or you have to pay for it.

      That's a new one for us, a hose instead of paper!

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  10. Well that was fun seeing all the different facilities. It really amazes you about how creative people can be with what they have to work with. It's all an adventure. I love travel.!!!

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    1. I love the creativity that some folks have as well. You are totally right, it is all an adventure and that is what we love about travelling, the unknown!

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