What?! No More Squatting in Thailand?

That’s right.  Apparently Thailand is “phasing out” the squat toilet in public places as a means to accommodate their aging population (CNNGo Article: Bye-bye, squatters: Thailand issues public toilet decree).  This sounds like a fantastic idea…for Thais!  But what about us Westerners?

Without squat toilets, whatever shall we write about on our travel blogs?  This is just going to take a lot of the fun right out of travel, because nothing says awesome like trying to avoid spraying all over yourself!  Not to mention, it’s a killer workout, and one that keeps us in shape while we take a 2 month hiatus from the gym.

Now, we’re not saying here that we don’t appreciate a good sit-down toilet.  We do.  In fact, there have been countless instances where the urgency for a good toilet has led us to shopping malls, McDonalds, Starbucks, and even gas stations (Although, the gas stations have always failed to give us a sit down toilet).  What really bothers us about this though, is that without the squat toilets, where’s the sense of adventure?!

We’ve become so accustomed to the squatters in Bangkok that our search for a sit down is now likely going to shift, just to keep the adventure alive and the stories coming!

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Author:Thomas & Katherine

A love for travel, adventure, and photography. We just can't help but write about it!

2 Comments on “What?! No More Squatting in Thailand?”

  1. August 9, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Haha – damn, did not know this. You could always try squatting over the sit down toilets anyway? Just don’t pay any attention to those signs that tell you not to though :p


    • August 11, 2013 at 12:06 am #

      I’m more worried about the bathroom ladies who immediately go into the stall to check to see if you’ve done something you shouldn’t have. For example, squatting on a sit down toilet! Haha…worried I might get fined or something of the sort!


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