Countries can be differentiated upon many factors. Even bathroom etiquettes.
There are so many factors that help us separate countries from one another. First of all, it’s the location, then it’s the famous cuisine that they serve, the language everyone speaks, the currency they use, the weather conditions, the economic conditions, and then there is one more factor that we can use to differentiate countries. And that factor is bathroom etiquette.
Every time one plans to travel abroad, one thing that concerns them is how would their bathrooms work. In some countries, their bathrooms are equipped with modern technology which turns a very simple task into something complex. And then there are countries that have bathrooms that you just do not want to use. And then we have countries where you get an experience that you never have had before, thanks to their unique bathroom habits. The differentiation goes down to even how people wash their hands. Traditions, I tell you.
Today we will be exploring these 8 unique bathroom etiquettes that differentiate countries. Scroll down below to enjoy!
1. Some public toilets in Japan have an emergency button that often gets confused as a flush button by foreigners. It sends a signal to security who then arrive at the stall to check on the person inside.
2. Unlike the liquid soap pumps we see in public bathrooms all over the world, in Korea, they have gone tradition and have installed actual soaps.
3. Just because women in Japan feel embarrassed for being loud while pooping in the public bathroom, they have installed a Sound Princess system that you can use to hide the sounds you make under the loud music that the toilet plays.
4. In Combodia they don’t have a button to flush the stuff away. Instead, they have hose sprays installed that you have to use and wait for your doing to flush away.
Oh wow. The bathroom etiquettes in these countries are so unique and different from one another. I mean, if you were planning to go to any one of the countries so you have viewed bathroom habits of so far, now you will be better prepared. I wonder why they all use different ways? Ultimately you only perform tasks in the bathroom, you pee or poo. It’s the way you use the seats and how you clean yourself.
Let’s take a look at some more bathroom habits. Scroll down to continue.
5. There are many public toilets in China that still use these.
6. In the USA, Canada, Thailand, and Japan, they have installed public bathrooms that can be used by people of all genders and disabled people as well.
7. In Indonesia it is a culture to use only the left hand for the toilet and only the right hand for food.
8. There are portable toilets found in Antarctica for travelers to use. After pooping you can just wrap the thing and seal your stuff in a plastic bag.
I don’t know if this is something to be enjoyed so let’s just say I hope you feel more informed as compared to before viewing this post. Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section down below. Have you ever had a unique bathroom experience abroad?
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