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Public Toilets (and Toilets in general)

One aspect of your new lifestyle, or adjustment, in Shenzhen and hence China as a whole, is Bathroom Facilities. If you have not ventured from your hotel room or a 5 star venue, then you are probably thinking, “What the hell is this guy talking about?” However,  if you do live in the real world, then you know what I am talking about.

Toilets in China are commonly referred to as “squatters” for the simple reason that there are no seats to sit and read the newspaper like back home. However, the experience is still somewhat tantalizing in a strange way; I see it more as an opportunity for a free yoga class.

The main reason I wrote this article was to remind everyone to take their own toilet tissue since most public toilets in China do not provide toilet paper. So, if you don’t want to lose the nice expensive Calvin Klein jocks you bought in Hong Kong on the way to Shenzhen, always carry a small pocket sized box of tissues.

Oh, and last but not least, hold your breath.



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Australian Business man living in Shenzhen for over 4 years. Well traveled in China and the rest of the world (not that anything outside of China really matters when you are inside of China). Currently involved in the Wine industry, but previously involved in Tobacco, Medical and Logistics Industries world wide.

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