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Corpsey

call me big papa
Btw why did no one tell me about the toilet paper issue? Struggling to get my head around it.
My Greek colleague/friend (I know right) actually convinced me that we've got it wrong.

He said if you had some chocolate on your carpet would you wipe it with a tissue?

Still weird though
 

yyaldrin

in je ogen waait de wind
My Greek colleague/friend (I know right) actually convinced me that we've got it wrong.

He said if you had some chocolate on your carpet would you wipe it with a tissue?

Still weird though
what is the toilet situation in greece then? they use water bottles?
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
100% all the people said hey lad how you doing, held the door open for me and even got out of the way for me when walking on the pavement. i felt so alive.
What part of the country were you in?

It's a very, for want of a better word, schizophrenic country. Friendliness can def happen, but it can also be a very cold place (but if you're comparing with Berlin, then maybe that's more extreme, like Paris or something). Luka seems to be under the crazed nostalgic delusion that overtakes us all sometimes when away from our native land.

Southern England is by far the worst though.
 
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Corpsey

call me big papa
I think the USP of the paper solution is you can get a visual on there being anything significant left to get rid of.

With the water spray thing I'd be wondering if I'd missed a bit.
 

IdleRich

IdleRich
It sounds Welsh.
One time my brother and I were walking through a sports centre in Anglesey and someone walking the other way through a door did like a karate trip on my brother completely unprovoked and ran off while we were just staring open mouthed.
 

baboon2004

Darned cockwombles.
People are either lovely or hostile in south wales - dunno about cardiff tho, that seemed a bit more like south england to me, a bit soulless. As for newport...
 
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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Greek toilets are fucking wrong. The plumbing is too narrow to accept paper, at least in the places I've visited, so you have to put your shit-smeared paper in a little bin next to the bog itself. And you know how hot it gets there in the summer. Uurgh.

Yeah, but that's North Wales. They're different up there.
This is true at a surprisingly deep and literally genetic level.

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IdleRich

IdleRich
Greek toilets are fucking wrong. The plumbing is too narrow to accept paper, at least in the places I've visited, so you have to put your shit-smeared paper in a little bin next to the bog itself. And you know how hot it gets there in the summer. Uurgh.
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Same in lots of countries in Europe eg Portugal quite often.

My nain and lots of my family are from Anglesey Craner.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Same in lots of countries in Europe eg Portugal quite often.
Yeah, parts of the Middle East too, IME.

Germans naturally over-engineer their toilets by providing that bizarre little poo-shelf, presumably so you can examine your bumproduct before flushing it.

At least Britain pretty consistently has proper toilets. Just about the only aspect of this sorry country that doesn't fill me with shame and loathing these days.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
North Wales is basically a colony of Liverpool.
My girlfriend spent her later childhood and teen years in Flintshire and described the accent of many of the locals as "Squelsh" (Scouse-Welsh). Or sort of North Welsh with Liverpudlian aspirations.
 
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