17 Different Bathroom Cultures You Probably Didn't Know About From 17 Countries


There is really something like bathroom culture. People who have been abroad know this. You will find different things in the bathroom of every country you go to, and you will see many things that'll make you feel strange. For example; Some have toilet paper, some don't have a tap.

When there's this much diversity, we decided to take a look at these cultural differences in some countries.

We hope that you like this interesting post we got from lifebuzz.

1. Cuba

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. France

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.

3. 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.😁

4. Mexico

Mexico doesn't offer a good type of plumbing. If you flush toilet paper it could clog or even break the pipes.

5. 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.😁

6. China

China uses pretty primitive bathroom settings. First of all, they are unisex so you'll notice that's different right away. Most places offer nothing more than a hole in the floor to squat over.

7. Russia

Russia hasn't really mastered the perfect bathroom yet. You will find toilets that sit side by side and even ones with backward lids. Those people are lucky because at a lot of places there is nothing more than a hole in the ground.

8. Scotland

In Scotland, if you get a knock on the door from a stranger needing to use your facilities, it's normal to let them in to go. Yeah, try that here!

9. Spain

When you are in Spain you'll want to know which one you can pee in and which one you can't. One is meant for cleaning so you'll want to do your homework before taking on the public facilities.

10. Antarctica

Antarctica doesn't come complete with awesome sewage systems. This is for obvious reasons. So most of the waste there is pumped right out into the Southern Ocean. It's not millions and millions of people doing it though so it's not as bad as it may sound.

11. Ireland

A study showed that the Irish will do anything to avoid having to use public facilities. 62% of those talked with said they flat out refuse while 76% of those that do, won't touch the seat or anything in proximity. Who can blame them?

12. South Korea

In South Korea, they actually have older ladies that clean up public bathrooms. That's not so surprising but the fact that they will start while you are still in there is a bit surprising. These ladies are called "ajoomas" and they take their job very seriously.

13. Brazil

Brazil's sewage system is very similar to Mexico's. That means it's just flat out bad. They don't allow anything to be flushed down the pipes other than what they are supposed to hold. They do offer comfortable seating though with their leather toilet seats.

14. India

53% of India doesn't have toilets.That's right most people in India don't have toilets to use so if you find one over there then consider yourself lucky. Because of this, several people get sick every year because people just go wherever the mood strikes them. More people have cell phones than have bathrooms. How about that?

15. Egypt

If you are ever in Egypt you'd better bring your wallet into the bathroom with you. If you need toilet paper you'll have to pay for it. And if you happen to be broke, they have no problem keeping it away from you. Tough place.

16. Ukraine

A man spoke of the toilet used in an orphanage, "Many children share these two toilets, which are simply holes above a cesspit. That’s not unusual at rural Ukrainian orphanages. They are outdoors in a brick hut, so it would be very cold and dark in winter.” Wow!

17. Iceland

If you have to pee in Iceland and you are a man, you are in luck. They set up targets for you to aim for in the urinals. You can choose the face you want to use and just let loose.

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