Scott Stevens

By Scott Stevens

LifeBuzz User

Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Bathrooms In Foreign Countries.

When travelling it’s always a good idea to learn the bathroom habits of the country you are about to visit. It should never be taken for granted that things are the way they are here, all over the world. That could be a drastic mistake, especially if you were to visit somewhere like Poland.

A lot of countries don’t offer toilet paper in public restroom facilities so it’s a good thing to bring your own. You should also know where you might encounter someone that comes in and starts cleaning while you are still in the bathroom! That would eliminate a very awkward encounter, maybe.

#1. In Cuba, toilet paper is not supplied.

Cuba doesn't have the type of money needed to put toilet paper in all public areas. It's best that you carry your own with you to be safe.

#2. Outdoor toilets In France used to be considered art.

In the 1860's and 70's, there were more than 1,200 outdoor bathrooms around Paris. They were done up nicely and considered works of art. Now there is only one still standing.

Outdoor toilets In France used to be considered art.

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#3. Make sure to face the right way in Japan.

In Japan, if you face the wrong way you may leave quite a mess. It's good to do a little research before heading out on the town there. This way you'll make sure to get things right.

Make sure to face the right way in Japan.

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#4. Don't flush toilet paper while in Mexico.

Mexico doesn't offer the same type of plumbing that we find here in the United States. If you flush toilet paper it could clog or even break the pipes.

Don't flush toilet paper while in Mexico.

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#5. You have to pay to pee in Sweden.

Sweden uses money collected at their public bathrooms, to upkeep them. It's a good idea in theory but if you happen to be out and about and have to go but are broke, well, you'll have quite a problem.

You have to pay to pee in Sweden.

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