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Public Washrooms: What You Need To Know When Travelling Abroad

05/16/2016 12:47 EDT | Updated 05/16/2016 12:59 EDT

While travelling abroad, you'll likely notice differences in everything from food to fashion to weather and yes, even washrooms.

Though you may be used to using a public washroom for free at the mall or in a local coffee shop, in many countries across Europe and Asia you must pay a small fee to use the washroom. And what you're paying for changes in different countries too.

In Taiwan, payments are made for toilet paper while in India, coins are collected to operate public washrooms in areas with poor sanitation. In some countries you can even get a refund after paying a public toilet deposit.

In the infographic below, by bathroom product supplier Sloan, we learn a little bit more about toilet etiquette around the world, including tips for travellers who may stumble across some extreme situations.

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