Travel 101: Bathroom Etiquette on the Cheap

Already a few months I am following Stephen F. Dennstedt his website Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge. Today, I’ve received his new blogpost in my mailbox and found it really interesting. On Stephen’s website you can find so much interesting articles about photography and traveling.

Expat Journal: Postcards from the Edge

Stephen F. Dennstedt

Brother Joel and I travel on the cheap. This should be well-known by now. In practical terms that means we often find ourselves sharing a bathroom (toilet, baño or W.C. for water closet) with other travellers. Fortunately, travelling as a team (we don’t call ourselves a couple for obvious reasons) we often enjoy an economy of scale.

That means we can often score a private room (with two twin beds) for about the same price as two beds in a hostel dorm. That’s a benefit of travelling with a partner (another term we religiously avoid). In Latin America, for example, a dorm bed in a hostel typically runs $10 usd pp per night on average and we can get a private room for $20 to $25 usd total.

Sometimes a private room will include a private bath but more often you’re sharing toilets and showers with others—so…

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