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002 - Spa Castle in the Sky

Episode description

What do maroon pajamas, shaved ice, and mugwort have in common? They can all be found in a Korean spa!

This episode, we make a bathing pilgrimage to Korea– well Los Angeles’ Koreatown, to take a grand tour of Korean spas. Also known as jjimjilbangs, Korean spas are a mainstay in the Korean-American diaspora as a place for friends and family to gather, socialize, wash-up and escape the stresses of city-dwelling.

We also talk to travel writer and chef Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee about bathhouse culture growing up in South Korea, and dare to dream about world peace facilitated through an underground spa bunker along the North and South Korean border.

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