Tag Archives: Public bathrooms

There are no lava lamps inside St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church

The bus to the church took us to the farthest western border of Chicago, meandering through a maze of dead mall parking lots and past a concrete replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It felt like we were traveling, well, as close to traveling as feasible without a car, during a pandemic. I had […]

Public bathrooms in Europe, or how I conquered the Turkish toilet and lived to squat again

My first time was in a rather upmarket restaurant in Paris.  I asked for the bathroom and when shown the way I entered what surely was the wrong room, since it was only a porcelain hole in the ground.  I ran out, looked at the sign on the door, went back in, and to my […]