I freakin’ love paper hand towels. Every rest room in the US has them. I know they’re less environment-friendly (are they really?) but they dry your hands so much better than air dryers (which most US rest rooms also have as an option).
The best models are swanky and have motion sensors – wave your hand in front and voila! Out pops some towel. Note: You need three sections, always. This is the simpler model that we have in our office restrooms:
<sigh> I’ll miss the ubiquity of paper hand towels when I go home.
[Aside: ubiquity is a wicked-cool word.]
[Update: While at Dallas/Fort Worth airport I took a photo of one of those swanky dispensers with the motion sensors. Awesome!]