Travel Tip of the Day: Bring Tissues (or Toilet Paper)

TissuesBring Tissues (or Toilet Paper)
This tip is especially handy for women but men will appreciate it, too: Always keep a stash of tissues or toilet paper handy when traveling in foreign countries, especially in remote locations. You may find that the public toilets don’t supply toilet paper and you’ll be glad you’ve got some on hand—even very, very glad. Plus, tissues always come in handy, no matter where you are.

 

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Comments

  1. On the Leo Laporte radio show last Sat you mentioned an app or web site that is good for getting weather information anywhere. Could you please let me know what it is ? Thank you,

  2. I travel frequently to Turkey, where they sell mini rolls of Solo-brand toilet tissue in supermarkets and drug stores. The rolls come in resealable plastic cases. Although the product is manufactured in Turkey, the wrapper markings indicate that it is also sold in German, Russia, and other countries in Europe in and Middle East. If you are using public toilets or roadside rest stops, this is a very handy product indeed!

  3. David Lane says:

    We travel several times a year outside the U.S. including places that some classify third world. We save remaining paper on rolls when they get down to a half an inch and then flatten the rolls. Another thing we do when traveling to countries that do not supply washclothes (including central and south america) is to buy a bundle of washclothes to take with us and then dispose of after the stay at a hotel or other accomodation. Look for a bundle of washclothes at a store like walmart which features 18 washcloths for $4.00 pretty much year round. We often find them on endcaps near the towel and linen section.

  4. besides tissues I bring tencel baby wipes from Costco and carry a dozen with me in a ziploc freezer bag. Two of those will do the job of three handfuls of toilet paper.

  5. David and Robert had great suggestions. I’d like to add to the disposable washcloth idea… I save up my worn-out loofahs and bath sponges to take on trips. I’ll use them for a week or two and discard them at the end of the trip, which also roughly coincides with the end of their useful life. Planned obsolescence!

  6. Good advice, keeping tissues/TP on your person is actually really important IMO! some countries don’t have dispensers in the cubicles of toilets so make sure you check around the toilet room itself. It’s actually my first bit of advice in a post I wrote all about some random travel tips I’ve gleaned in my journey’s, if anyone’s interested you can check it out here: http://nomadicalsabbatical.com/14-random-travel-tips/

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