Travel Diaries – Public Baths

Travel Diaries

My apologies for the slight break in posts, but things are hectic as I’m currently in Houston trying to set up some things so the move will go smoothly once June hits!
Anyways, for this travel diaries I want to talk about what it’s like to use a public bath, which is something that no one has really heard of/considered doing here in America. It was a weird topic for me to consider as well, I suppose, before I really got into anime in middle school. You wouldn’t think of taking a bath with all your friends. Going to the pool? Sure. Taking a bath together? Nope. Not at all!

There is certainly a big cultural difference there, with that whole thing. Although, I actually didn’t feel as weirded out about it as I thought I would. I had been looking forward to the public baths actually, I thought it would be an awesome experience! I was SUPER excited for the outdoor baths and they didn’t disappoint! 
The waters are so hot and you really have to be careful not to stay in there for too long or else you might pass out. It almost happened to one of the girls that was in the baths around the same time we were! But it’s so relaxing. I think I could have lived there for the rest of my life, seriously. 
You know you have a best friend when you take a bath together with a bunch of other naked people. That’s for sure! 

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By Jess

A bookworm since the tender age of whenever I stopped chewing on books and started actually reading them. A cat-mom, graphic designer, and introvert originally from Pittsburgh, but now resides in the humid, hot, state of Texas. Cheers!