Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Turkish Toilets

Also known as a Squat Toilet this type of toilet does not have an elevated seat and is essentially a hole in the ground. And while the city of Paris consistently uses elevated toilet seats in its public restrooms, the rest of France does not. Traveling in the French countryside during the weekend necessitates the use of roadside rest stops which are often equipped only with Turkish Toilets. As a mother I can think of no more disturbing conversation than having to explain to one’s three year old daughter how to use a Turkish Toilet. I mean, we are talking about the world’s fifth largest Economic Superpower here and a hole in the ground is the best they can do? We finally invested in an inflatable potty with biodegradable plastic bags you insert inside it and take it with us everywhere now.

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