A Brit has explored the world far and wide - travelling 75,000 miles to 100 countries - in order to find the globe's worst public toilet . After spending a whopping £150,000 on this bizarre journey, travel writer and blogger Graham Askey, 58, says he has found the bad bog - in Tajikistan. Known to his friends as 'King of the Porcelain', the journalist has ended his scan of the glob for the most disgusting loo after stumbling upon the "perfect hell hole". The five foot ramshackle tent - with walls that double as loo roll - in northern Tajikistan is so bad those desperate enough to use it must stoop over sun-dried poo. If that's not enough to put you off, Askey says that by far the "most repellent thing of all" was the fact that its fabric walls were used as SHARED toilet paper! Graham spent has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds to travel the world and find the worst toilet ( Image: Graham Askey / SWNS) Graham said this exposed toilet in Benin gave him … [Read more...] about Brit travels the globe to find the world’s worst toilet – and this is it
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