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Toilets

  • Toilet humor becomes the norm in Bolivia. First and foremost, you’ll have to learn to live with the fact that facilities are nonexistent on nearly all buses (except for a few of the luxury ones).
  • Smelly, poorly maintained baños públicos (public toilets) abound and charge about B$1 in populated areas and B$5 in the wilderness, such as near the Salar de Uyuni.
  • Toilet paper isn’t flushed down any Bolivian toilet – use the wastebaskets provided.
  • Use the facilities at your hotel before heading out.
  • Carry toilet paper with you wherever you go, at all times! Some budget hotels and hostels can be stingy with toilet paper. It's best to always come armed with your own.