Warning: The following blog is kinda crude. Read at your own risk and preferrably not during mealtime.
When I was at the airport in Tokyo I was waiting in a really, really long line for the loo. I saddled up to the stall door and opened it. The loo? A hole in the ground. For squatting. I got back in line. I can pee on a hike in the woods over some leaves, but over a hole framed in walnut 2'x4's??? No motherscratchin' way.
Apparently, however, I've sinced learned that squatting is the healthiest way to ummm, go. Americans are advised to elevate their feet while doing whatever.
This blog has been my public service announcement for the year.