Similar to a Turkish bath , a public hammam is a steam room where people go to clean themselves. This is usually a weekly ritual and is considered a social activity in villages and towns, with men, women, and children all participating. Baths are separated by gender and many people will spend hours here chatting with friends. A Moroccan hammam spa at a hotel would be much different. Here are all the dirty details of my experience.
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I Got Naked in a Moroccan Hammam Spa: Here's What It Was Like
A British man flew home from Marrakech last week after being jailed for "homosexual acts". There was a time though when Morocco was renowned as a haven for gay Americans and Britons, who fled restrictions in their own countries to take advantage of its relaxed atmosphere. Take a walk down one of the main streets in Tangier, the Boulevard Pasteur, turn left before the Hotel Rembrandt and descend towards the sea. Then follow some steps into a narrow side street that smells of urine and screams of danger. Overlooking an empty space that looks like a disused car park or the aftermath of a nuclear bomb, is a family-run hostel called El Muniria, a white block with blue windowsills and a crenelated roof. It was here in Room 9, in the s, that William Burroughs, high on drugs, wrote one of the 20th Century's most shocking novels, Naked Lunch.
What’s It Like to Be Gay in … Morocco?
God is my witness how little I knew about Morocco, and Moroccan guys, when I met my husband. To be honest, I knew nothing. Well, OK, I had this vague idea about a country in North Africa, naturally with lots of camels and palm trees, but nothing more.
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