Garden path

The Narrow Door Cafe in Tainan has a beautiful garden restroom with a squat toilet and urinal at the end of the path.

And in case you were wondering, yes, the laneway entrance that leads to this cafe is most definitely narrow.

Hot pot in Tainan

On my first night in Taiwan I went with a group of 10 students studying Mandarin to a hot pot restaurant in the university district of Tainan. Despite the rusty communication between us and the waitress we managed to order a feast.

To be honest I’m not quite sure what I ordered but it tasted pretty good

World Toilet Day 2015

Nubian Toilet

You may know that today is World Toilet Day, a day to raise awareness for those who don’t have access to satisfactory sanitation!

Back in 2009, well before Instagram or Toilography was ever a thing, I spent 2 (amazing) weeks travelling through Egypt. I took a pic of this restroom which was the lone toilet shared among a Nubian village, on the western bank of the Nile just outside Aswan. Thankfully they were equipped with the porcelain fitting and running water but there are millions of people out there whose conditions are even worse.

If you’re interested, visit the folks at @un_water or for initiatives and ideas on what can be done to help raise awareness. Happy WTD, everyone!!