The Bathroom Diaries

The Bathroom Diaries

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Regina Yunghans
Mar 12, 2007

These are public bathrooms, folks, but we still thought the site worth a friendly perusal. We really hate being stuck out and about and needing to g-o. Public bathrooms give us the willies. That's why we appreciate a listing like what we found at The Bathroom Diaries... The site is a database of public bathrooms worldwide, which means you can even find bathrooms in cities you're visiting, when public bathrooms might be most necessary. Listings are eerily detailed, with a rating, hours of operation, gender, fee (if any), style of decor, and a written description. They also have a "Best Bathroom in the World" contest, essays, and a shop (a shop??). An excerpt from a piece on public bathrooms in China: With squat toilets... westerners... may find the process grueling. But with a bit of practice, anyone can do it. The bigger outrage, by far, is the communal trough.
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