Bathroom Diaries

I am so loving the newsfeed that shows up above my Google inbox. It used to annoy me, because it displays news I’ve no interest in, but once I’ve customized it, it’s just priceless. Today’s link comes courtesy of Fodor’s.

The Bathroom Diaries

About to head out on a trip and wondering if you’ll ever encounter a squat toilet (and wondering how you’ll pee without getting any part of your body wet)? The Bathroom Diaries gives you a review of toilets available anywhere in the globe. In each country, there’s a city list, then a list of available toilets within that city. It gives the rating, hours, fee (if any), details and yes, style.

The best part for me is the Golden Plunger. The Golden Plunger is an award for the best bathrooms around the world. Other categories includes Best Bathroom for a Safari Adventure, Best Bathroom for Extroverts, Best Bathroom to Embrace Materialism or to Renounce It, once and for all!, and Best Bathroom to Evoke Homesickness (aka the Best Argument for Constipation).

If that’s not enough, head on to the Essays page to read about Tawdry Tales of Tacky Toilets. Simply awesome.

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Article by Nina Fuentes

Nina doesn't aim to travel to every country in the world -- she just wants to travel to the places that means the most to her. She started traveling in 2006, and hopes to travel for as long as she can. Her travel blog, Just Wandering won the Best Travel Blog in the 2010 Philippine Blog Awards and in the 2011 Nuffnang Asia Pacific Blog Awards.

This Article Has 4 Comments
  1. Raein says:

    Interesting. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  2. Annika says:

    Bathrooms abroad.. don’t we all love them? I photographed a toilet in Italy three weeks ago, which was the most technologically advanced toilet I’d ever seen – and then at the next stop, my husband reported that he’d come across one of those Turkish-style hole-in-the-floor toilets… viva la differenza!

  3. nina says:

    Thanks, Raein! Glad you liked what I have posted so far 🙂

    Annika: In Singapore, they have Western style toilets and the squat ones in the public restrooms. It sucks when you really have to go and all the stalls are occupied, except for the squat one! This resort has one of the worst I’ve encountered in my trips. It still gives me the shivers when I think about it.

  4. […] The Bathroom Diaries is keen on keeping your naughty bits safe and clean while en route. Their mission: “The Bathroom Diaries scours the globe to rate the worlds’ toilets. Few would visit a country without some advanced information, yet our tender bits are exposed to uncharted territories with no help or assistance. At our most vulnerable, we are blind. Well, no more.” The sheer randomness of the internet never ceases to amaze me. (Hat tip: JustWandering.org) […]

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