i have used public restrooms the world over. french alps, check. western coast of australia, check. dead sea, check. sweden, colombia, andorra, spain- check, check, check, and check. and they have fallen all over the cleanliness scale- bathrooms with attendants to literal holes in the ground.
but peru, bathrooms in peru are special.
never before had i experienced the widespread practice of removing the toilet seat. that's right, apparently it is common for public bathrooms in peru to be just the bowl. airports, restaurants, malls- all seatless. so odd.
and for someone who has peed in a compost toilet that smells like a petting zoo, that means something.