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Jordan – toilets

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Jordan is an amazing country, far more western than I thought and accordingly, the toilets were modern and a very high standard of cleanliness.

Even at popular attractions with alot of tourist traffic, I found the toilets to be very good with an attendant ensuring the bins are emptied, the paper towel holder is full and there is toilet paper to hand out to users.

Along with many countries, the toilets usually have a hose next to the toilet to spray yourself instead of using toilet paper as flushing toilet paper is a big No No! Over the years I’ve got used to these and would choose a toilet with one over one without. As with many countries, they like to use their left hand for hygiene.

Toilet in Petra near The Tunnel

In some of the bigger tourist places a portable toilet might be there for busy periods such as this one above. These toilets can often get dirty quickly however, on this occasion it was very clean and included liquid soap and hand towels + plenty of toilet paper.

Below is a sign in Arabic for the women’s toilet. Remember that script – it does come in handy in remote areas.

These toilets pictured below are at a popular tourist attraction. Apart from being very pink, they were very clean, albeit a little dark once you got in there.

Toilet at Petra – the rock wall is stunning

IN SUMMARY: Bring along a packet of hand wipes, the ones that hold about 20. I only used one packet in two weeks but was getting used to using the spray gun so tended to not need them. Be mindful that locals don’t flush their toilet paper, instead choosing to put it in a bin next to the toilet. Note: you will most probably have to pay some small amount of Jordanian dinar to use a toilet. Please pay it. It’s only $1 (AUST. $’s) and the women do a great job of keeping them clean. Don’t forget to wash your hands. If there’s no soap and water, use your wipes. By the way, hand sanitiser isn’t that great for getting rid of germs and wouldn’t bother bringing it along.

Now it’s your turn. Tell me of you interesting toilet travelling experiences – well the clean ones.

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