2 Canadians in Korea

Welcome to our blog. It's designed to give people back home an idea of what it's like living in South Korea and to allow you to follow us on our journey.

I've been blogging a lot of facts and I feel I should say that some of it is copy pasted from books, the internet and the signs that I took pictures of at the tourist site itself.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Public Toilets

I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how the toilets are in South Korea, so here goes. The public toilets are less than desirable to say the least. Let's just say I would really, really have to go to use some of these facilities.

Most restaurants don't have their own toilets but there are toilets on each floor of every business building and each business share these toilets. They are usually not heated and are poorly cleaned. You could find a mop hanging somewhere in the way in just about every toilet.

Most toilets are the western sit down style and some of them have electronic options on the side that I have yet to figure out, but I think you could give yourself a little spray for cleaning and the flush is on there as well. They don't flush toilet paper in South Korea (I think it's to avoid clogging) but they have little garbage cans in each stall for your TP. I wouldn't want to have to pick up the trash! We just flush it anyway.

Most toilets do not have toilet paper, soap or paper towels so you have to bring your own. We carry TP with us a lot and we bought some hand sanitizer.

The scariest toilet has to be the whole in the ground. I have yet to try one of these and I hope I never have too. Angèle, however, has had the pleasure of using these toilets on several occasions, as many of the women's washrooms only have squatters.

I'm sure we'll encounter stranger toilets along our travels through South Korea, and we promise to bring you all the 'crappy' details!


Harriet said...

Angele is a trooper! That's disgusting!

Jason Park said...

If you go to a big shopping department store the washrooms are really nice :) And then washrooms like these haha Korea is weird liek that