By Alexia Brue
A sensual travel of the world's nice bathing cultures.
People trip to Greece for the ruins, Turkey for the Haghia Sophia, and Russia for St. Basil's, yet Alexia Brue travels with a unique itinerary: to go to the baths. What begins as an blameless holiday speedy turns into an obsession, because the writer ventures to Turkey, Greece, Russia, Finland, and Japan to pattern the diversity of spa cultures and bathing traditions the realm has to supply.
Caught up within the tide of exploration and crossing paths with fellow tourists alongside the best way, Alexia drifts more and more clear of the lifestyles she left at the back of in ny urban. Hoping to discover a thriving neighborhood bathtub scene, she dips into hamams, banyas, saunas, and onsen, discovering either unhappiness and bliss.
At as soon as deeply own and hugely informative, packed with intimacies, discoveries, and unforeseen twists, Cathedrals of the Flesh is the candid and playful account of 1 woman's selection to stick to her ardour, finally inspiring readers to do the same.