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Toilet humour?

Posted by daveb on September 15th, 2007

[If you are easily offended, a member of my girlfriend’s family or a potential future employer, please skip this post.]

So I got all the way to Dijon without having to use a French standy-uppy-toilet-for-number-twos. I’m writing to you from the Dijon city municipal campsite which, as municipals go, is pretty good actually. Alas, in the end we all succumb to an unscheduled and thus unprepared call of nature — yes, I’ve just returned from a standy-uppy-toilet-for-number-twos for the first time.

I feel dirty.


Comment from Chloe
Time: September 17, 2007, 8:33 am

Wow – to have made it this far!
India/South America/North Africa is much more ‘fun’. Especially one regional variation we found in the north west of India, where it’s a cross between both western and indian. In other words, it looks on very inital inspection to be ‘western’, then you realise there are ‘extra wide foot plates at the sides’… and realise that you are expected to perch up high instead.
When in Egypt, we tended to actually go for these types rather than the western style, just because there was almost always NO QUEUE! (All other tourists avoided them!). The only problem there is that all the waste pipes are too small for taking paper (not that some tourists look at the very easy to decipher images… thus the toilet suffers the consequences)… so they provide waste bins… some places even empty them occaisionally.

If you have a bit of a dicky tummy, then it really does help if you have good fit knees and leg joints. Tights hamstrings or / and quads, lack of balance/co-ordination may make for an unpleasant experience.
And then you realise that having a tap in each cubicle may actually be a good idea.
If you need more, shall we say, ‘graphic’?, details, then I’d be happy to email separately and save your audience my warped sense of humour :o). Or just go ahead and imagine it anyway!!


Comment from Chloe
Time: September 17, 2007, 5:31 pm

PS – Chris says “the trick is not to stand up… that would make it VERY awkward”
PPS – our other name for them (coined by a friend of ours) was ‘bomb-aimers’.

Comment from Dave (Red Hat)
Time: September 17, 2007, 6:29 pm

It helps to hum the theme to “633 Attack Squadron” (Dam Busters) while going…

Comment from Anderoo
Time: September 20, 2007, 4:13 am

wot happens if u have just had a curry?

Comment from Chloe
Time: September 22, 2007, 9:51 am

I suppose it may depend if you have one of the ‘receptacles’ with running water going through it, or if you have to flush it away yourself(if for instance you have to stand up to pull the flush…. never very convenient!)… how hot the curry was… how explosive the guts are feeling… or possibly even nothing out of the ordinary if your guts are healthy and are used to spicy curries!

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