This one’s an oldie – it’s one of the first posts I published on this blog. I’m currently inย the home stretch of my master’s degree, so it’s rerun time for blog posts! This isย one of my absolute favourites, and since I’ve been dreaming about these warm spas lately, it seemed like the right choice!

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One of the best ways to relax in Korea is to strip down and spend a day at the jjimjilbang, or public bathhouse/spa. If youโ€™ve never been before, it can be a little overwhelming to figure it out. Namely: when should you be naked and when should you not be? (Coincidentally also one of lifeโ€™s greatest questions.) Here are some guidelines for your first time.

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