Fame of Thrones: Lonely Planet's 10 coolest loos (and one scary one)
Nature's Call: Toilet-spotting
Lonely Planet is flushed with success after its latest publication, a guide to the world's most extraordinary loos.
Toilets: A Spotter’s Guide features over 100 of the world’s top thrones, ranging from Toilet Island in Belize (above) to the loo-with-a-view in London's Shard.
Whether it’s a waterfall washroom in Taiwan or a his-n-hers combo in remote Brazil, the book highlights some of the best lavs on earth... and beyond.
We're not sold on the space toilet prototype (see gallery above), however. What's that yellow suction-tube-thingy? We'll hold on that one.
“As any experienced traveller knows, you can tell a whole lot about a place by its bathrooms,” trumpets the book's introduction.
“Whatever you prefer to call them – lavatory, loo, bog, khasi, thunderbox, dunny, washroom or water closet - toilets are a (sometimes opaque, often wide-open) window into the secret soul of a destination.”
From attention-seeking urban outhouses to eco-thrones made from sticks and stones, this one is a must for your bathroom reading pile.