One of the challenges of traveling is finding a toilet, figuring out which is the one for you and in some cases figuring out how to use them.
Here is a quick look at how to meet this challenge in Turkey.
In most places the standard WC (Water Closet) was used to identify where to find the toilet, bathroom, restroom or washroom. Of course, we have many different regional or cultural variations here in the U.S. However, WC is less common here.
I also looked up the word ücretsiz to find out what it meant. I found out that it means ‘free of charge.’ This is important to know as many Turkish toilets require you to pay a small fee for use. We always made sure we had coins with us.
Now you know which one, Bay or Bayan, to use if you go to Turkey.
I also looked up ‘dus’ and found out that it means ‘shower’. This was at a small truck stop/rest area so they must also provided shower service for the truck drivers.
All of our hotels had western toilets, but when we were out and about we were more likely to see what is in the picture below.
I have seen them in many places in Asia and in several different styles.
They are usually very clean and well taken care of, but I definitely prefer my flush toilet.
You should now be able to find a toilet and make sure you don’t go into the wrong one when you travel in Turkey.