During our travels in Vietnam and Thailand, we’ve learned that you can never, ever count on a public restroom to be stocked with toilet paper, soap, or paper towels. There’s no feeling quite like the one you get when you sit down to go to the bathroom, then have that “OMG-THERES-NOT-A-SHRED-OF-TOILET-PAPER-ANYWHERE-NEAR-ME” moment. Talk about a huge mistake.
I’d estimate something like 20% of bathrooms in Vietnam had toilet paper. That number is definitely higher in Thailand, but it’s still never, ever a guarantee!
Save yourself some trouble, and be sure to purchase some travel tissue packs and hand sanitizer before leaving home. Or, if you arrive unprepared, that sort of thing is pretty darn cheap at any 7-11. Hopefully this post will help to keep you from making a huge mistake!
Is there any item you never travel without? If so, leave us a comment, we’d love to hear it!