Leisure/Travel

Toilets of the world

Between August and December of 2012, I traveled from the United States to six different countries. Before I left, several people asked, “what will the toilets be like where you’re going?”

I decided to let you all see for yourselves. These are the toilets I used around the world:

Boston, USA

Boston, MA, USA

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Copenhagen, Denmark (public toilet)

Copenhagen, Denmark (public toilet)

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen, Denmark

Klampenborg, Denmark

Klampenborg, Denmark

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Kigali, Rwanda

Kigali, Rwanda

Gitarama, Rwanda

Gitarama, Rwanda

Gitarama, Rwanda

Gitarama, Rwanda

Nyagatare, Rwanda

Nyagatare, Rwanda

Kibuye, Rwanda

Kibuye, Rwanda

Musanze, Rwanda

Musanze, Rwanda

Gisenyi Rwanda (This one I couldn't do)

Gisenyi Rwanda (This one I couldn’t do)

Gisenyi, Rwanda

Gisenyi, Rwanda

Jinja, Uganda

Jinja, Uganda

Jinga, Uganda (The Nile River)

Jinga, Uganda (The Nile River)

New York City, USA

New York City, NY, USA

Rochester, NY, USA (Automatic lighting by stall)

Rochester, NY, USA (Automatic lighting in each stall)

Which one would you like to try?

9 replies »

  1. I like the bright red seat in Denmark. I can’t say it would ever have occurred to me to take pictures of toilets. It does remind me of the time I was in a castle in the mountains of Austria. There was a sign in the bathroom that said (in 4 languages), “Do not flush sanitary napkins.” Being a 19-year-old American guy, I figured that “sanitary napkin” was a funny translation for toilet paper. So, I put my toilet paper in the trash can. I feel sorry for whoever had to take that trash out.

  2. For a person with a digestive disorder – you have posted the most important feature of visiting anywhere on the planet. I have officially removed Rwanda from my “to visit” list. 😀

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