BÚZIOS, BRAZIL – As many of you travelers know, things in other countries are not always done the same way you are used to doing them.
Fortunately, sometimes travel magic provides us with useful instructions detailing how to conduct ourselves whilst outside our native element.
I found this sign in Búzios, Rio de Janeiro discussing the proper use and operation of a toilet in Brazil.
The following is a translation for those struggling with their Portuguese:
- Do not urinate on the floor;
- Do not climb on the toilet;
- After use, flush;
- Throw toilet paper in the trashcan;
- Do not throw tampons in the toilet;
Remember: after you, others will use this bathroom.
A well thought out set of rules, I must say. I prefer banishing feces/urine stained toilet paper to the goldfish graveyard via the flushing mechanism, but sometimes you must obey the local bathroom etiquette .