This year's winter was a hard time for Latvia - too many frost. But one day me and my Latvian girlmate, and our little daughter were forced to take couple of hours travelling by train, because our car was not designed for such a snowy roads. You must know, it's a very dangerous time in Latvia if driving by a car in a snowy winter - local governments do not take lots of care cleaning up the roads...
But what a surprise it was for me seeing a public toilet
in the train we were travelling with... Specially after crossing Germany in and out by a train, I have a feeling I know how the human WC
must look like... in Europe, you will see a well cleaned, perfumed place, often adjusted for disabled people.
In Latvia, it was in the middle of snowdrift (see pictures below).
Train's personnel didn't even take care to clean it up.
And - it was the ONLY ONE toilet for the WHOLE train, consisting of 4 or 5 wagons. The ONLY ONE toilet for about 500 people driving in, including little kids, women, grands.
It appears in Latvia they, by now, use very old and outdated wagons build in USSR times. Wagons themselves are not adjusted for disabled at all.
It's a shame for Latvian Railway, or how they call it - Latvijas Dzelzceļš
- organization handling train passengers line. I've heard in the recent years, they can't make a deal with some trains company from Spain to order new wagons and trains.
Here in Latvia, they do have awful roads, awful trains and awful public toilets where it's dangerous to make shit.