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Squat Toilets and Raised Commodes

This is the biggest toilet question in the minds of most international travelers. For some potential travelers, especially Americans, it may be the biggest question of all and a large part of what keeps them from traveling out of their fear of the different and the unfamiliar:

When I visit that country, what will the toilets be like?

Will they be squat toilets, pans in the floor?

Or will they be raised commodes, like porcelain chairs?

For absolutely everything I have on the topic of toilets, arranged on a country by country basis, see my collection of international toilets. But allow me to attempt to summarize the distributions of squatters and commodes, of pans and thrones:

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Today's Featured Toilet
Inter-city buses are not really the best setting for a mobile toilet. This example is from the U.S. Greyhound line.

U.S. buses are not very nice ways to travel. The Greyhound line in particular seems to have a market whose brand loyalty is based on fond memories of rides home from prison. Megabus provides much nicer rides avoiding the Greyhound stations, which often are the worst places in cities. But their on-board toilets are almost identical.

National Express, Citylink, and other U.K. intercity lines have much nicer on-board toilets.
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Who is the Toilet Guru?
Bob Cromwell seated on the ancient public toilets in Ephesus.

Who is the Toilet Guru? Is he obsessed? What is it like to be the Toilet Guru? Why does this site exist?

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