Sunday, November 25, 2012

Somewhere - Indonesia

photo of toilet from somewhere in Indonesia

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from somewhere in Indonesia.

This squat toilet was sent in by one of our regular contributors, Marc Delport. Having gone to a happy place in his mind while visiting this toilet, he doesn't remember exactly where in Indonesia this was.

Lets really look at this toilet and dissect what we see.

The squat toilet itself seems to be in pretty good shape. We've certainly seen dirtier toilets at most gas station or fast food chains in more developed parts of the world.

The tiles add some color and character to the room even if they are splattered with black "stuff" in some unexpected areas.

There seems to be a tap next to the toilet so (assuming it works) you can wash your hands when you're done. No annoying "Employees must wash their hands before returning to work" sign here!

There's also what seems to be a pot next to the bowl. We assumed this serves as the main flushing device. It could probably also be used to vomit in for visitors with weaker constitutions. Either way, being used for cooking Indonesian staples such as nasi goreng, gado-gado, sate or soto, are dreams this pot has most likely stopped dreaming a long time ago.

-- The Toilets of the World Team

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Salvador Molly's - Portland, Oregon

picture of toilet from Salvador Molly's in Portland Oregon

Today, The Toilets of the World Blog brings you a toilet from Salvador Molly's in Portland, Oregon.

Salvador Molly's was started 13 years ago as a hot tamale cart at the Portland Farmers Market. Founding chef Scott Moritz and his cart couldn't keep up with demand and a small cafe was opened. This small cafe has grown magnificently over the years and it gained national fame when Adam (from Travel Channel's Man vs. Food) showed up for the Great Balls of Fire food challenge. This involves finishing some very spicy habanero cheese fritters and the super concentrated habanero dipping sauce it gets served with.

When the team visited and discovered this wonderful toilet, we were very excited. It just felt right. Having a world map on the walls of this bathroom perfectly extends the theme of the establishment into the bathroom. Almost every aspect of the restaurant is influenced by the travels of the Salvador Molly family, staff, and customers. This can be seen on the walls, on the website, on the menu, and in the bathroom.

The food was great. Nothing on the menu sounded boring and everything we ordered exceeded our expectations.

Having had a great meal at a great establishment and having discovered this fantastic toilet, we relaxed and enjoyed the setting sun. We stopped caring about the boring state of most of the toilets out there. We had found a good one and the team was excited. We celebrated this wonderful bowl late into the night until one team member (who shall remain anonymous) got a bit carried away and threw a dead squirrel at another team member.

  -- The Toilets of the World Team

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