Paying to Pee

I avoid public restrooms at all cost but sometimes it can't be avoided.  Mexico seems to charge 25 cents to a dollar to use the restroom, which frequently don't have toilet paper. I now carry quarters, some kleenex and wet-wipes because many don't have running water either.  

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I have run into pay bathrooms in Europe also. Some So Cal beaches also have pay bathrooms. In Mexico your lucky if it has a seat let alone paper.

Gives a whole new meaning to "Don't Drink the Water so you don't have to pee"

Reminds me of the washroom in Cartegena Columbia. I've seen outhouse in the bush that were more modern than that. Watching some of the people and their faces when they saw it was hilarious.

We've been to Mexico a few times and never had to pay to use washrooms in Cancun, Cozumel, PV, Cabo or Mazatlan. We did have to pay in a couple of European cities. I remember paying to use the bathroom in a local department store at home, years ago, so it's not too uncommon.

Any Marines in the forum? I was on pariss island for a educator workshop and had to go to the bathroom during the confidence course.... No doors, no TP....

You asked for it......

I wouldn't recommend it, if I didn't use it.

Sounds like a load of........Biffy to me............ but I have ordered some for travel. LOL better safe then sorry

In Cozumel I was at a few of the beach places around the island and I have never seen before the signs instructing to "Do not throw paper in the toilet, use the waste basket" sure enough there was a basket with used toilet paper. NASTY! I couldn't bring my self to do that. Tossed it in the toilet flushed and washed got on the scooter and boogied in case of an eruption. Sorry.Nervous

Todd, I have run into that in Cabo and Ensenada also...... in Cabo sometimes water runs in the gutters, do not get splashed by it is all I can say.


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