Back in August, I was in Hong Kong and while I normally wouldn’t go to the Hard Rock, I did go there with my friends for book research. We cooled off at the bar and couldn’t believe we’d only been in Hong Kong for about 15 hours at that point. It seemed like 15 days, but in a good way.
When we ducked into the loo, we found this sign in the stalls. I’m thinking they wouldn’t need this sign if there wasn’t a good reason. The toilets were all western-style, so this sign referred to folks hopping up on the seat and squatting from there.
Bathrooms in Hong Kong have changed a ton since I lived there. Back in the 90s, it was rare to find a public loo with toilet paper. McDonald’s and the Jade Garden in the basement of Jardine House were sure bets. But everything else was definitely bring your own paper. We didn’t even have toilet paper in the dorm bathrooms my first year in Hong Kong. My two roommates and I were given three rolls a month. That didn’t last very long.
Do you have any wild bathroom stories from your travels?