World’s Worst Toilets: #4 An Employee Toilet, Leh, India

Last Updated on

worlds worst toilets,

World’s Worst Toilets: An employee toilet, Leh

 

I was sightseeing the town of Leh (Ladakh), when the urge hit. I had to pee.

Don’t you just hate when the percolating pee-pot hits FULL, when you’re on the road with nowhere to go…? Well, maybe not nowhere

Public toilets? eek.  When I’m traveling, I like to avoid public toilets, which I always think will make my World’s Worst Toilets list. That’s because in general, they usually are really bad!

An employee’s toilet in Leh

I thought I’d outwit my surroundings.  I went to a well-known telecommunications store in India (whose name shall remain anonymous) and asked for their employee John. They were kind to oblige.

So I wasn’t handed a corporate bathroom key, but company toilets can’t be that bad, right?

“Ha ha! ” I thought, “A narrow escape from the horrible reeks and squatting messes of a public pot!”  I felt aglow, inwardly cackling with travel genius. I was brilliant!

The visual shock of a rudimentary dirt hole through the floor hit me

A rectangle hole cut from a soft (termite-eaten) wood floor sat alone in tiny room on the third floor of the store’s building. The hole fell to a 20 foot drop, where you could see evidence of those who’d gone before you.  The wood around the hole bowed and creaked when I straddled it.

Who needs a flush chain when you’ve got a shovel? Just throw a little dirt over your business after your done.

This was a native Ladakhi toilet and it was only the start of my using one. I am told that it gets so cold that the poo freezes and turns into manure.

Damn you India, you’re ruining all my delicate sensibilities!

Related Post on Toilets

 Secrets to how to Use a Squat Toilet
How to Use the Squat toilet (video)

Previous Post
Packing Tip: How to Pack a Guidebook, bit by bit
Next Post
What your Kip gets you in Laos budget hotels and guesthouses

Related Posts

11 Comments. Leave new

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fill out this field
Fill out this field
Please enter a valid email address.
You need to agree with the terms to proceed

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Menu