I call myself a bathhouse traveler, someone willing to go the extra mile for a unique bathing experience like a traditional bathhouse in an old medina in Morocco, a hot spring in Eswatini, a herbal sauna in Laos, or a natural cave sauna in Jordan. All probably because I’m from Finland, where the Sauna is at the center of our culture. But it also offers opportunities for connecting with others in a vulnerable state.

Moscow: Familiar Yet Strange
A Useless Doctor in Eswatini
Singing the National Anthem in Iran
Bathing in Islamic Cairo
South Korean Sea Water Sauna
A Nomad’s Homecoming
The Sulfur Baths of Tbilisi, Georgia