Thursday, December 17, 2009

Shopping Center Rest Room

OK. I know this is a little strange. Or a lot strange. In 18 months of this blog, I am addressing a new subject today.

I have shown several photos recently from the Garden Plaza Shopping Center in Tamarindo, so here is the washroom area of the rest room at the shopping center. From having travelled in foreign countries with groups of Americans, I know some Americans are concerned about the availability, the facilities, and the cleanliness of public restrooms in foreign countries, particularly in the developing world.

Although rare in the USA, it is not unusual in other countries to have one sink area that serves both men and women, and that is the design of the rest room at the Garden Plaza Shopping Center. There are separate areas for men and women at the restroom, and then there is this atrium area where the sinks are located, with lounge chairs for sitting.

Costa Rica is the most prosperous country in Central America. It is the only country in Central America with more than 50 years (actually, 60) of uninterrupted democracy. Its health care and literacy are comparable to the USA. Nevertheless, it is still a developing country in some respects. When it comes to public rest rooms, it is adequate, although not as plentiful as you would find in the USA or Canada because there are not fast food chain restaurants located all over the place. (The nearest McDonald's to Tamarindo is more than an hour away, although we have a Subway and Pizza Hut). But I am sure you will agree that the Garden Plaza Shopping Center in Tamarindo has provided well for its visitors.

5 comments:

brattcat said...

Indeed. This looks very inviting.

Sharon said...

This looks like a hotel lounge! Very nice.

Jarart said...

This is a beautiful area, very modern and I see nothing wrong with sharing a sink.

glenda said...

Wow! this is really lovely.

Gustavo said...

Your shopping center is lovely. Interiors are really nice. It looks outstanding.

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