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International Toilets

Updated: Oct 2, 2023

I never thought I would post on this. But this is too cool to pass on. I mean we all got to go, don't we want to be comfortable?


Now I have used the entire range from no toilet at all when hunting in the woods, using the dug hole outhouses at a childhood camp my parents owned, to a chemical toilet in my first camp, to using these uncomfortable contraptions I'm not sure who invented (but should be shot) when in more remote areas:

I really hated this one!


We all have to do what we gotta do and when in Rome.....well, you know.


But then there's the other end of the spectrum I recently encountered at the Grand Hyatt in Jeju, South Korea. I used points to stay there and then applied one of many suite upgrades to receive an incredible suite (I'll post on that soon).


I'm not sure if these toilets are reserved for these suites or are in every room, but these are the Lamborghinis of the toilet world:


Doesn't look like much does it? Well, looks aren't everything. It's the incredible functionality of these beasts!


They've got controls I never did figure out!



Now I know how a bidet works (not for me!), but I wasn't comfortable enough to explore any of the other unknown functions. I mean somebody really has got to be serious about their business to need all that stuff!


The most important function of a toilet for me is the actual flushing. I mean is there anything more important than to get rid of it? But I couldn't figure it out! There was no handle or buttons to push on the toilet. At least it would auto flush if you got off the seat after a few seconds. But non-sitting business did not offer that convenience.


It took me a day to actually find the flush buttons. They were located on top of the control panel on the wall:


Now why hide the most important function? I'm glad I found it because I grew tired of continuing to sit down to activate the auto flush!


And what's with the two flush option? Really? Choose between a 6 liter and 4.5 liter flush? Well, if I'm not paying the water bill I'm not taking any chances, it's always going to be 6 liters. To heck with the environmentalists who'll condemn me for that extra 1.5 liters.


Well, if I didn't find that flush button on that second day I was fully prepared to go nuclear and push the dreaded Emergency Call Button:

That's right, send in the troops!


Oh, I forgot to mention the internal fan. There was a fan inside the toilet that was activated when you sat down. So instead of a fan in the actual bathroom, this thing removed the odor at the source! Ingenious!


Not only that, but I could smell a fresh scent of perhaps lilac that was emitted from somewhere (I never did figure from where) while the fan was activated. They thought of everything. I was certainly impressed.


Did I mention the heated toilet seat? Yep, check that box too! No need for a cold bum when in the reading room.


Now I expect if any has read this far in the post they've had a pretty boring day. But if you did read to the end, why not waste another 40 seconds on this video? Experience the Lamborghini of toilets. But I warn you, you'll never be able to go back to conventional after watching this:



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Roger Wells
Roger Wells
2023年9月29日
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WOW 🤪🤨😜🤔

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Kirk
Kirk
2023年9月29日
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Thanks for reading this stupid post.

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Mike Wells
Mike Wells
2023年9月27日
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Your concept on using a toilet when I'm done get rid of it. I never thought you would have to Google how to use a toilet . Very Interesting!

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Kirk
Kirk
2023年9月28日
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Me neither. I should have googled this one but I didn’t think of it!

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