It finally happened yesterday. The thing I have been avoiding for the last month. I used a squat toilet. I knew it was going to happen sooner or later. I had been carrying a roll of toilet paper around with me in my bag since I got here. The constant diet of overly spicy noodles and nuts and fruit finally caught up with me. Its a terrifying thing. You spend the whole time worrying “Am I going to shit on my trousers?”. Also you can’t read a book on one. I say on one. You cant really be on one. Just over one. Its a hole in the ground.
In researching this article I notice wikipedia has an extensive collection of articles on toilets. That will kill a couple of hours.