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8 Funny Things Done Differently in Thailand

We’re all used to doing things a certain way based on where we grew up, and when we experience a break from that normalcy, it can be a bit of a shock. Sometimes, it can be downright hilarious. So here are 10 things that Thais do differently than I do back home in the US, things that made me giggle the first time I experienced them.

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Embracing the Squat Toilet

Many travelers who visit Thailand are shocked, dare I say scandalized, by the squat toilet. I can understand how one might feel this way, walking into a stall expecting to see a familiar western toilet, only to be confronted with a hole in the ground and a bucket of water. ‘What the hell am I supposed to do with that?!’ you may think to yourself. Well, I’m going to tell you what to do with it. And then I’m going to tell you why you should embrace it.

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