February 06, 2005

squatting toilet close up


Squatting toilets are the norm in China (and most of Japan at least 3 years ago and probably most other Asian countries). I don't mind squatting though I do feel like a dog, haha. But it is tricky to make sure you clothes are out of the way when urinating. And doing #2, okay I'll admit that was strange. I think I had a bowel movement every other day instead of 1 or 2 a day. And you really had to try to aim for the hole because the water pressure was so low, there was no way it would wash away any #2 traces and of course you don't want to leave a mess for the next person nor do you want to clean it yourself. This Chinese trip, I was 100% on target :-)

Posted by Christine at February 6, 2005 05:53 PM

yes, that is how many toilets were in Japan. It is crazy, but overall, I felt it was more sanitary, you don't touch anything with any part of your body that anyone else has touched. It is also good exercise. America big bootie.

Posted by: Eve at February 12, 2005 04:03 PM