Restrooms don’t feature in heated dinner conversation, generally. But after several months of navigating non-English speaking countries, we began to excite over any successful communications. Toilets – bless them – consistently transcend language barriers.
This Berlin sign says it all.
1. To signal that you seek the porcelain throne, cross your legs and wince. 2. To find the loo, scan for a stick figures. It’s universal!
A number of venues when beyond the call of duty, and showed real lavatory flair. A sampling is below.
Siem Reap’s public powder rooms prohibit smoking, standing on the toilet, washing shoes and/or showering. (Sorry to ruin your plans.)
Pee and pray zone in the Fez train station.
Even the crapper emits mood lighting in this dim Barcelona salsa club.
Budapest suggests that you can meet singles anywhere! Who needs Match.com?
Moorish flourish brightens les toilettes in Marrakech.
Alice’s trippiest mushroom yet: a ‘shroom bathroom in Edinburgh.
Laos ladies are curious aren’t they?
We know how you feel! Animated potty people at an Istanbul cafe.
Former sultans’ stone throne in Istanbul’s Topaki Palace.
If you think Czech models are risque, you haven’t seen the woman behind Stall #1!
An London loo. Brits always carry umbrellas.