What I hate about Europe

Not enough public restrooms! Here in USA you will find restrooms on every public place, gas station or park you go. In Europe (and that includes Germany, UK and especially Greece & France), it’s a hit or miss deal. I still remember the ordeal of waiting in the huge line for 20 minutes in the single restroom available when we visited Versailles gardens, near Paris. Terrible service for the thousands of tourists that hot summer day, and I hear that the few for-pay restrooms inside the Palace are even more crowded. Same thing for Paris’ train station restrooms that are only accessible for a fee. If it’s one thing that USA does right, that’s a lot of free, public toilets. ;-)

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memson wrote on November 30th, 2006 at 3:09 AM PST:

It’s not really a problem anymore in the UK. In the local shopping malls there are plenty of toilets. None charge round here. The only place I’ve ever seen charge is in London and the places adjacent to London such as Richmond, Kingston, Sutton and Guilford. Whilst on a Guilford trip – toilets in Guilford are absolutely appalling. The friary has some, and that’s about it I think. I would calss Guilford as substandard in that resepct.

vince wrote on November 30th, 2006 at 8:09 AM PST:

Here’s why. But actually I heard a segment recently here about how it’s increasingly difficult to find a public restroom in the USA.

Ricardo Ramalho wrote on November 30th, 2006 at 9:48 AM PST:


I never complained about it, but you’re surely right. And i’m European! ;)

Momchil Karabulev wrote on November 30th, 2006 at 10:48 AM PST:

yeah, it’s the same in bulgaria

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