Happy World Toilet Day everyone! Earlier in the year I visited Suzhou, China’s 16th most populated city. I spent some time wandering around its charming alleyways and chanced upon some very interesting latrines which weren’t exactly the pinnacle of cleanliness.
Hopefully this video helps highlight in a small way just how different sanitary conditions can be in developing countries compared to the relative luxury faced in the western world. There’s also a little shoutout to the World Toilet Organization at the end of the video who do a wonderful job at spreading the word on the global sanitation crisis. Please learn about and support them in any way you can!
Here’s the video from my visit to China earlier in the year featuring all the cool toilets I saw while in Shanghai! You’ll see a bit of everything from a double-storey public toilet, to the view from one of the highest restrooms in the world, to a toilet art exhibit which includes some very naughty words. I hope you enjoy it – please like & share if you do.
And stay tuned for World Toilet Day on November 19th cause I’ll be posting my video from Suzhou, also in China, where I saw some of the least-sanitary lavatories I’ve ever come across… it’s a real eye-opener.
A rant on the restroom wall found at Done Right Inn:
I just wanna live in a world where everyone loves each other and guys put the toilet seat down after they piss
– Mrs H.L. Turner
(- I could leave the seat down and piss?)
I discovered Lipstick & Dynamite, another Toronto dive bar with terrifically-tagged toilet walls. Below the pics are a selection of the words of wisdom including a riveting story about a missing tooth.
I lost a tooth in this bar and I had to sort through my shit for two days to find it. My dentist put it back in my mouth. My mother still calls me Shit Tooth when she’s cross with me.
Fuck this trash bar!
— How about you calm the fuck down?
— This bar is my home
— Fuck you!
Poo’d so hard I twisted + shouted
I got a penchant for smokes and kicking dudes in the mouth. Sadly for you my last cigarette’s gone out
I wish I wasn’t left-handed except in this wrist scenario
At one point cave people thought they were the apex of society with their cave etchings. Stop being so fixated on your crude analysis of the fall of Babylon 2.0. (A millennials cliffs notes). Apple crumble America’s greatest bakeoff.
I am a poo factory and I hate myself
I paid a visit to the Cégep de Saint-Laurent, a technical college in Montreal which has some of the best graffitied toilets in all of Canada. There’s 30-40 years worth of graffiti built up on these washroom walls.
It wasn’t my first time here – I’d previously been in 2015 (check out the blog post I made about it back then), but I simply had to go back to get some more pics & video of this incredible restroom.
Spied some actual toilet graffiti at Bloor & Major in Toronto. Happy Canada Day! 🇨🇦
My friend Joseph took me to this alley leading off St Laurent Boulevard in Montreal to see this amazing 3D toilet pavement art, Fake News, designed by Leon Keer