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How to use a squat toilet like a boss - The Traveloguer Travel Blog
When you’re travelling, you will come across some memorable toilet situations. From holes in the ground to no toilets at all, peeing on the road can be a challenge. If you are travelling around Asia, Africa and the Middle East you’re likely going to have to use a squat toilet. While some of these toilets are less than ideal places to pee, once you master a few key tips, you’ll be able to relieve yourself where ever you need. If you have never used a squat toilet before, don’t worry. It’s easy to get used to! Squat Toilets: What to expect First up, what to expect. Squat toilets range from fly-infested, wet holes in the ground with little or no privacy, to white porcelain ones complete with flushes. Most are somewhere in between, but in my experience, ceramic ones are most common in Asia. Instead of the toilet being a seat, squat toilets are usually level with the ground (but not always). Ceramic and steel ones feature footrests, making it easier to know where to plant your feet. Sometimes you may be faced with a small hole in the ground. In places like China, public toilets don’t always have …