Chinese Spa

Around 1am Charlie, Jody and I arrived at a 24-hour spa. We spent the next four hours swimming around in four pools of varying sizes and temperatures, playing ping-pong in the provided pajamas (which gave us the distinct look we were in an insane asylum), and sweating out the toxins in steam and dry saunas.

A few funny moments occurred. First, as we put our stuff in lockers, Charlie explained to me how Western style bathing suits were often mistaken for shorts by the Chinese. A moment after we walked into the pool area, an exchange occurred in Chinese. Charlie told me they had asked whether we were going to change into bathing suits which cracked us up...

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