Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

During my trip to Mauritius I was confronted with a washroom facility that is foreign to me. I needed a few tips on how to proceed before entering and closing the door behind me!

A Toilet Facility in Mauritius. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2012

What would have been your reaction if faced with this toilet facility?

(Join us each week for the Photo Challenge posted at The Daily Post at WordPress.com. This week’s prompt is: Foreign.)


50 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

  1. Hahahaaa… Oh dear! Fortunately for me, everytime there was one of these in a bathroom, the regular option was also available! I don’t think I’d be comfortable using this, but if there was nothing else… 🙂


  2. I DID once. Well. Not exactly. I just got caught walking into a men’s room in a Gettysburg restaurant! Also did that at South of the Border. I need to start reading signs!!!! And this was not a foreign country to me!!!!! 😆


  3. We came across toilets such as this when we were camping in France back in the late 50’s. Took a bit of getting used to, but I suppose they are more hygienic (as long as your aim is good)!


  4. Hahaha Colline…Those hole in the toilets used to be all around France when I travelled in the 80’s…Thank goodness they have got less…but you still get them surprisingly enough!!!


  5. Hehehe Colline. Toilets around the world can be a challenge. In Australia the dunnies [outside toilets] have spiders to contend with and in Africa I came across matching toilets in a village that were just concrete slabs. it was ‘find a space with nothing on it’ for sure. Shame that at the time i couldn’t bring myself to take a photo – or maybe not.


  6. Lol! Colline I was in Mauritius for a week with a local family. Theirs was MUCH more primitive!
    However I’ve experienced worse with some pit toilets in good old SA! Some bush loos are positively nightmarish!


  7. I grew up exposed to these latrines and, while they are not my preference, when we have to go we have to go… Sorry, I couldn’t stop laughing on this one. 😆


  8. So foreign to me, I may not know how to make use of that. My case was so abrupt. From the jungle to one of the modern toilet facility with good water system. When I joined the Muslim pocket rebellion here in Mindanao, Southern Philippines, all we had was the jungle. After I had the chance to study in a university and got married with the scion of a well-to-do family, everything seems to be so abruptly new to me. I have not been witnessed to the long evolution of toilets from the most primitive to the most modern. I repeat, mine was from the jungle to the most modern.

    Very interesting post Colline and I couldn’t think of a better word than ‘foreign’. I wish you good luck for this entry.


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