The key factor that distinguishes Australia from any of the countries where I have been is the public toilet. Here you find public toilets liberally sprinkled toilets across the land, and they are always free, so much so that such a piece of intimate architecture should be on our new flag. Not elsewhere: either you pay, buy a drink or a meal in order to use one, dehydrate yourself before leaving home, develop immensely capacious bladders and bowels, or find curious instruction manuals as to how they should be used:

The best response: follow Lukács’s principle that if one does the deed quickly, the chances of being caught are minimal. Soon you will find that the brief corner of a building, a low shrub, a tree, or a moment’s pause in an open space is enough, even where shitloads of people swarm.

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