Samantha’s European Bathroom Tour

Samantha’s European Bathroom Tour
Watch Now: Samantha tackles tricky European bathrooms during her recent trip to Venice, Italy.

Share your tips for navigating European bathrooms in the comments below.

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  1. K Long January 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Sammie, you are so funny! You could do standup too! 🙂 You always make me laugh!

  2. Karla Koenig-Arnold January 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Nice! thanks for the heads up. Sure do not wanna end up in the bidet!

  3. Natalie (@fashionatalie) January 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm - Reply

    This has me totally cracking up at the end 🙂 So true though! Love everything you share, and your pregnancy has you glowing. Can’t wait to see the twins!

  4. Shanthini Mahendran January 15, 2013 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    ROFL! I was just laughing throughout the entire video. You’re so funny, Sammy! Very true indeed!

  5. Jon January 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    That is so true and presented in the Samantha way, it just reminds me how much we miss you. Good delivery.

  6. Charli Radke February 14, 2013 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I am pretty sure I was in a bathroom identical to this restroom in Venice! So terrible haha. The bottom faucet in the tub always drove me nuts… I kept hitting my legs on them.

    Thanks for the post! You are too cute!

  7. Colyn February 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Nice tour, Samantha. That bathroom is luxurious compared to some I have used. I suppose bidets are common in the southern countries — the northern ones don’t generally have them, but that doesn’t give you more counter space, just a smaller room in general. (The Finns have hand-held ones, really nice.) Up north they also have a drain in the central floor, expecting that water goes everywhere. I do love the warming towel racks, though, so much so that we got one for our own home. Love borrowing good ideas!

  8. Jam @icoSnap February 19, 2013 at 10:47 am - Reply

    You’re so hilarious, I really don’t see the point with bidet sometimes. I don’t even want to get started with some of the toilets too…

  9. Denise April 5, 2013 at 10:03 am - Reply

    So Funny Sam…I will be in Venice in Sept 2013 and look forward to the European bathroom experience! LOL

  10. Brian February 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Very funny. You left out the negligible water pressure, the 300 watt hairdryer, and the super slippery bathtub surface.

  11. Lea February 16, 2016 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Curious, because that bathroom is nothing like the ones i’ve been to in Spain, UK, France, Bulgaria, Germany, Denmark and Greece. All were different. And I actually LOVE the bidet, it use should be expanded worldwide, specially for us women.

  12. Marie February 16, 2016 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    So true…..but Too funny!!! I have a dream someday to travel with Samantha Brown… (not that it would ever happen but I can dream!) what a hoot that trip would be… LOL!

  13. Shannon February 16, 2016 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    I know what you mean about those tall tubs. Same thing in Vienna. You are such a fun viewing experience and smart too!

  14. coreen connolly March 16, 2016 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    I CANNOT understand WHY Hotels in Europe…do NOT have NORMAL bathrooms !! ++THey certainly have had LONG enough to design them !!

    • Pinge and Wang May 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      Define “normal” please Coreen Connolly. In all seriousness as a European I don’t know what is supposed to be abnormal about that bathroom. At least it has a bathtub. Try The Netherlands or Scandinavia where you have to shower over the toilet!

  15. Carroll April 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    That bathroom isn’t as bad as some I’ve seen in Europe where the shower is not in a tub or stall at all; it’s just part of the bathroom. I’ve learned to remove the toilet paper and extra towels from the room completely before I use those showers. I had a bathroom like that in Rome in 1991 and in London at a quite posh hotel just last October. At least the bathroom had heated floors so everything dried pretty quickly!! Add to that the faucets that you need a PhD to operate and you come to the conclusion that showering in Europe can be challenging!!

  16. Michelle April 27, 2016 at 12:17 am - Reply

    You crack me up! I love watching and reading all your posts and videos. A few years ago, my daughter, husband and I met my son over in Spain, while he studied abroad. We spent a few fun weeks traveling all over Europe. It was always a big joke to see what the bathrooms were like in each of the places we went to. They were always an experience!!

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