In general the bathroom situation over here is...what's that word? Oh yeah! Horrifying. D: So, most people know about "squatters" (pictured) and that's gross or whatever, but not nearly as upsetting as the hand washing situation or shall I say lack thereof. I was unpleasantly surprised to find that most all bathrooms lack something many of us consider essential. And that thing is hot water. Oh, and they usually don't have soap. But more often there will be soap and only cold water. Now I'm not sure why this is. Hot water is too expensive? Korean hands are very sensitive to being clean? I mean warm? Whatever the reason, I'm just really puzzled. How the hell are you supposed to wash your hands?! Anyone who's ever washed a friggin dish knows that hot water actives the soap. And by activates I mean "makes it do" (shout out to Memphis). Is everyone in this country walking around with cold dirty hands?? Cuz GROSS!! Most foreigners learn early on that if you're going to any place for more than an hour you need to prepare yourself for a trip to the bathroom. Things you will need: tissues (many places don't have tp), hand sanitizer, a weak gag reflex, imagination, a good sense of humor, and maybe some smelling salts. just sayin'.