Don’t drink the water. No…but seriously.
The best advice I’ve ever been given was to never drink the water in Lima. If you ever visit, please please follow that advice.
Being sick in Lima is the worst. Whether its actually from the water, spicy food, or just traveling in general, Lima is a terrible place to be when you suddenly need the bathroom. I’m going to try to explain this without getting too gross…but no promises.
Like most foreign bathroom, it costs money to use the restroom in Lima. Not because they are trying to make an entrance fee, but because you’re actually purchasing toilet paper. It costs about 50 cemenitoes to get about 3 feet of toilet paper, which is plenty for a normal occasion.
However, as mentioned previously, being sick in Lima is the worst. And 3 feet just sometimes may not be enough. Not to mention, that when you’re sick, and in a hurry for the bathroom, it can be very easy to forget the purchasing part, and skip right to your business…no pun intended. Then your left high and dry…or rather…not.
Anyway…just don’t drink the water. Or carry toilet paper in your bag like I do.
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