So sorry that it has been awhile, I have been very very busy! I have a lot to talk about so I will be breaking up it up between a bunch of different blogs! :)
Well back in March I went to my first Sauna experience, Nikki had warned me that it was going to be shocking because apparently a lot of people get naked and walk around like it is nothing. WELL it is something.. Something to those who are totally not used to seeing that when you just want to go swimming or just relax.
The place that we went to was a super nice place, there is a movie theater there so if you want to take a break from swimming all you have to do is hop out of the pool and you can walk a few steps and then BAM you are in the movie theater watching Alvin and the Chipmunks in German.
The lower pools are for those people that actually wear swim suits. There is 1 really big pool, a salt pool which is really really good for your skin, and then like 5 different jacuzzi's. The jacuzzi's were different tempatures so that was really nice, and the pools are always warm, so its really nice to just walk in and not have to be freezing right away!
Upstairs is where it gets scary. You walk through this cave like thing and you come up to a set of lockers where people start stripping down in front of you like it is nothing. Well when I see this I turn away, but when I turned I looked down and was hit with seeing a pool full of naked men and women just swimming around like it was nothing. There were 3 or 4 guys just hanging out on a wall naked, smoking, drinking, eating Bratwurst. It was a total culture shock to me. Well when I turned around from that Timo has already started laughing at me because I am a bright red and just have my head in my hands trying to erase those images. But little did I know it was only going to get better.
We go into the area where you can lay down and get tan. You have the choice to wear your swimsuit or be naked, well I chose to wear my swimsuit, there was no way that I was going to strut my stuff in front of a bunch of strangers. The tanning beds are in sort of like indiviual caves, but you can still see if someone is inside from outside, well Timo and I are just walking around looking for an open bed when all of a sudden it goes from empty to.... PENIS EVERYWHERE! I look to my right, PENIS, look to my left, PENIS, just when I thought it was done and I am in histerics, I decide to uncover my eyes and all of a sudden there is the last one and it was horrible. I had to run out of there because I was laughing so hard and LOUD. I was not expecting to see all of that and I was not warned that it was going to be out there!!! Timo thought it was hilarious of course, and I just made a bee line down stairs where they actually wear clothes..
It was the most European experience that I have ever had... Something I will have to get used to I guess..