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You Will Need
- Strong thighs
- An ability to hold your breath
- Toilet paper
- Hand sanitizer gel
Know what you're getting into
If you’re traveling internationally, be prepared to encounter a non-Western, or squat, toilet. It’s usually a stall with a hole in the ground that may or may not have a flushing mechanism.
Don't expect privacy
Don’t expect privacy. Public restroom stalls might only have two-foot-high walls and no doors.
Bring toilet paper
Bring your own toilet paper. It’s often not provided in public restrooms.
Practice your squat
To strengthen your legs and prepare yourself for the real thing, practice your squat. This will also help boost your confidence.
Position your feet
Position your feet on the foot grids on either side of the sunken toilet.
Drop and squat
Drop your drawers and squat as close to the opening as possible for accurate aim.
Dispose of toilet paper
When you finish your business, dispose of your toilet paper in the receptacle placed behind you for that purpose.
If you’re in a restroom with flushing toilets, hit the button on the wall.
Wash your hands
Use your hand sanitizer and remind yourself that travel is all about broadening your horizons.