There are few worse things in life (in my opinion) than entering a bathroom to find no western toilets. The only option is the dreaded squat toilet. Unfortunately, this happens quite often in Taiwan.
While we have it better than many Asian countries where no toilet paper or flushing mechanisms are provided, I still hate it. For me, it’s uncomfortable and there always seem to be questionable substances surrounding the porcelain.
If you’re new to this, your best bet is to remove the clothing from the bottom half of your body. Squat as carefully as possible, and always carry toilet paper to the bathroom with you. Just remember, don’t throw the toilet paper in the toilet. Rather, throw it in the trash can provided. (Oh man does it stink!)