I’ve heard of people sitting directly on, stepping in, or completely falling into squat or ‘alalturka’ toilets. Perhaps the best tip in the video below is to always bring your own toilet paper. Even if you’re already familiar with squat toilets, check out the fact at the end of the video.

I came across this video from Robin Locker’s Twitter page @MyMelange. She also writes a travel blog specializing in Italian and French culture, food, and wine at My Melange. Robin can help you plan your next trip to France, Italy, and the Hudson Valley or create a custom itinerary for you.