"The World's Worst Toilets Scoreboard" Personal Page by travelinxs

No. 1 - China

Congratulations goes to China for this extraordinary achievement in lactrinal repulsiveness. It even warrents two photos.

Located below a tiny truckers guesthouse in some unnamed village in central China, having aquired the key you entered through horrifying curtains of cobwebs like an Indiana Jones movie. The foot blocks can be seen and its simply a matter of squating down and thinking of England and not the spiders above your head.

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but the pist de la resistance is when the two pigs lounging the other side of the wooden fence 'get wind' of dinner and tuck in before youve finished. Having a pigs hot sweaty snout exploring your bowls just puts you right off.

No. 2 - China

Incredibly, China also comes in at No. 2.

This roadside hovel was at least sociable. Without any partition between troughs you could chat about the weather with fellow male and female squatters and anyone else who pokes their head in to marvel at the strange white guy with his pants down.

No. 3 - India

This toilet was as much remarkable simply because it existed. It was the only public toilet I ever saw in India. Looks can be deceaving however. The smell would have choked a double-hard skunk.

No. 4 - China

... And its back to China again. This belonged to a hotel. I was charged extra on the accomodation bill to have the priviledge of using it. Remarkable.

No. 5 - Ethiopia

On the way to Gambela on the south Sudan border I stayed in accomodation which had a toilet attached that would surely make a goat puke. Too graphic for a detailed photo.

No. 6 - Kazakhstan

This typical Kazakh toilet had a heart lovingly carved into the floor to dump into. Couldnt help thinking it somehow represented the story of my life.

No. 7 - Colombia

Well done to Colombia for this surprise entry. As a general rule, going 'wild' means you avoid all the usual nastiness of the public convenience. But it doesnt mean you are out of the woods quite yet...

The following extract from my journal was whilst looking for ancient ruins in the jungle near Tieradentro;

"...Whilst trekking through the forest I found myself `caught short`. Not to worry, I thought, and scampered off into the dense undergrowth to dig myself a little hole with the heel of my boot. It was whilst squat in distractive contemplation that I became aware of a large insect, or small rodent, attempting to insert itself into my rear end. In my shock and alarm, I leapt from the hole, tripped on my trousers and knocked myself out on a tree.

I bet Indiana Jones doesn`t have to put up with this kind of nonsense."

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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    May 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    I was directed to this page by jojes.
    Sure are terrible! I have seen and had to use some terrible ones in Vietnam.
    If you want to see some good ones on the outside and I can assure you, clean on the inside, have a look at my 7 travelogues here "? I COME FROM A LAND DOWN-UNDER ?" - Australia by balhannah

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      May 6, 2014 at 3:52 PM

      Darn, this looks quite bad - I like yours better, Dee!

    • travelinxs's Profile Photo
      May 8, 2014 at 5:26 PM

      Thanks Dee. Yea, Vietnam does its best to repulse on the old lactrine front, but nowhere really seems to match China, though the place is changing incredibly fast. You Oz contributions are nothing short of artistic masterpeices!

      I'm sure Iceland has has nothing short of opulent public conveniences Regina!

  • jojes's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Oh my, at a time like that is's really 'do what you must' and get out ... You brave man! :-)

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:55 PM

      Did you see his second page (Part 2)?

    • jojes's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2014 at 11:00 PM

      Saw it Kate ... Yaaaiiiks ... But I guess when you're really 'desperate' even those 'toilets' are welcome ...

  • goodfish's Profile Photo
    Apr 22, 2014 at 6:41 AM

    Chris, I would dig a hole and risk the rodent before I'd subject my rear end - and tender nose - to some of these. You are a strong man...

    • goodfish's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:54 PM

      Blimey!!! I would have required skin grafts as well; would have scrubbed my outer layer to shreds.

    • travelinxs's Profile Photo
      Apr 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM

      She was apparently quite literally 'up to her neck in it'. And it was alive with insects and vermin. Makes me shudder to think of it!

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