This is just one example of the delights facing tourists looking to relieve themselves in China.
There is often a time and a place for toilet humour, but in China, it appears that there is nothing funny to be found in the lavatory department. Doug Lanksy of the Huffington Post reports that China has topped the “World’s Worst Toilet” survey.
However, one is forced to question the validity of the survey given that China received a staggering 5.5% more votes than India! We’re not experts in conducting scientifically calibrated toilet tests, but those of you who’ve witnessed first hand the horrors of India’s squat holes will concur that these results may not be representative of universal experience.
Yet, regardless of the questionable subjectivity, the fact remains that whilst Lansky declares his book, ‘The Titanic Awards’ to be a “celebration” of “spectacular underachievement in travel”, we’re not sure those who have been forced to use the toilets in question had much to rejoice about!
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