Thursday, April 23, 2009

A tip no one talks about, but you'll love me for it.

This is a little embarrassing, but essential.  As you'll discover in Italy the bathrooms are hard to come by, and when you do find them they are often ill-equipped.  By ill-equipped I mean there is often no toilet paper.  

My advice is to bring personal, flushable, wipes to use for a little bathroom hygiene when you need it.  They aren't expensive, they work great, and you'll never be caught off guard with that not so fresh feeling.

Keep in mind that you can't or often cannot flush paper down the toilet so follow the bathroom's instructions as posted.  If you do it right though you should only need one flushable wipe instead of, well, however much toilet paper you use.

I prefer WetOnes Fresh 'n Flush.  They make them in individual packets so you can throw a few in your backpack.

You can find them on Amazon, at your local drugstore or Wal-Mart.  Don't leave home without them.  You'll thank me later.


Angela K. Nickerson said...

Oh, yes! Something of that sort is totally necessary in Italy. Ciao!

Joan Schmelzle said...

Yes the tip is very good, and so have been some of the other items I have seen/read. But your widget has remained very blank lately and I wonder why it is taking up space on my igoogle page when nothing new appears on it.
Thank you,