The Showerhead Next To The Toilet That’s Not Actually For Showering
Walking into a restroom in Sri Lanka can be a bit confusing for a newcomer. First off, depending on whether you are in a fancy hotel or a hole-in-the-wall restaurant, there might not be any toilet paper.
Instead there’s a scaled-down version of a showerhead next to the toilet. As tempting as it may be, it is definitely not meant for washing your hair.
Correct usage of this contraption will forever be a mystery to foreigners: it’s not exactly something you can walk up to a person and ask, but its the same as a bidet in Europe.
After a while, you will realise that this works just as well as toilet paper. It will just be a little more, uh… wet.
However in all tourist hotels if you prefer toilet paper and there doesn’t appear to be any, just ask.
So the rule of thumb is check beforehand.