How to use a Korean squatter

Trip Start Feb 03, 2006
Trip End Jul 01, 2008

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Ok everyone because some of you asked for it and the rest of you secretly want to know, this is a Korean toilet. Found in most public restrooms, and some Korean homes the squator is the women's friend and the men's nightmare.

So, straddle and squat, holding your pants in a bunch. You know you are facing the right way if you can smile at yourself in the mirror. (Particularly useful when a little bit tipsy, the mirror helps to pass the time by making silly faces, or checking to make sure you didn't knock your makeup askew- sorry guys vanity is for ladies only and there are no mirrors in your stalls :-(

The best part is next when you'll notice most public restrooms have no toilet paper. Thank heavens you brought some along, or at O'Briens, where western hospitality reigns supreme, you can find a roll by the door. And when you are finished the wad ends up- wait for it- in the waste bin next to the flusher, please do not flush anything but cigarette butts down a Korean toilet!

The flusher is a convenient pedal on the floor, my favourite feature and I think that when I get back to Canada, all my toilets, western style or no, will have this ingenious device for us lazy looers!

So there you go, they are more fun then you think, a kinda lazy girl's toilet. Guys bathrooms have urinals too incase you were wondering. So happy trails guys, at least now you know!
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