hammam: a tale of nakedness and enlightenment


This is it guys — I’m finally getting around to posting the last installment of my Moroccan adventure with Jenna.  This post has been mostly written for a while now, but my mind has been a bit preoccupied lately with future plans.  I hope you enjoy this final little story from Morocco.

One of my favorite parts of our trip was saved for our last day in Marrakech.

This was a visit to a local hammam.  I believe I mentioned in a previous post that a hammam is basically a public bathhouse.  The hammam is an important part of Moroccan culture. Both men and women go (although in separate areas) about once a week and often spend two to three hours there, catching up on gossip and relaxing.  The general idea is that you strip down naked except for your underwear and go hang out in a warm steam room, where you scrub your entire body with…

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