Passion Play 2010 Tips – On Location 9 of 10
Friday, January 29th, 2010 at
||Perhaps a silly entry topic, but I often hear from travelers after their return about the different customs related to hotel rooms, toilets, and bathrooms. Sometimes people are even quite upset by the differences. At Image Tours, we try to provide as much information as possible in our tour preparation details to avoid surprises. Here are just a couple of bathroom customs that might take some getting used to for American travelers:
- European hotels typically do not provide washcloths, nor do they have bar soap. You will typically find your bathroom equipped with bath and shower gel, sometimes even with a nice dispenser in the shower. To scrub and clean yourself effectively I suggest traveling with a ‘bath-poof’ or loofah that you can easily stash in a plastic bag for quick packing.
- When searching for a public restroom, be prepared to pay! Some restrooms have attendants whose job it is to keep the bathroom clean and orderly, it is expected that you will leave a few coins or about € 0.30 – € 0.50 cents. Some public toilets even have locks or turnstiles that will require coins just to enter. Although not the most pleasant thing to deal with when nature calls, it is simply the way it is in Europe, so enjoy the experience!
Passion Play 2010
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