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Stephen Larsen replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I'd so be down with this.  This place sounds great.  Staying there would be cheaper than a hotel.  Plus, I've been wanting to visit Toronto to do a Scott Pilgrim tour for some time now.  :)"
Jul 7
Rick Stevens replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"That sounds awesome."
Jul 6
Matt J K replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I tried a jimjilbang yesterday.  It's called Seoul Zimzilbang, in Toronto.  The wet areas are gender segregated, so the hot tub, cold tub and steam room are all nude zones.  You are given a t-shirt and shorts to wear in the…"
Jul 6
Ricky replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I'm going to be in Kansas City Mo for vacation with my husband.  We live about 100 miles from there.  Does anyone know of a Spa there that they could recommend.  I want a place I can get a scrub -has many pools to soak in - steam…"
Mar 24
Rick Stevens replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"Sounds awesome man. I wish we had something like that near us."
Mar 4
Matt J K replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I've been to two banyas.  My favourite of the two is called Steamul Sauna, in Mississauga, Ontario (west of Toronto).  They have two Russian saunas, one at 85C and one at 100C, a dry, Finnish sauna, and a Turkish steam room.…"
Mar 4
Andrew replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"That sounds like me!  Relaxing isn't something that comes naturally to me."
Feb 3
Drew replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"Thanks for the info guys, I'd hate to be that one guy who gets stressed out over trying to relax."
Feb 3
Stephen Larsen replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"Just don't be like one of those guys that makes things worse for himself by wearing swim trunks in the spa. Seriously. We're all guys here. No need to be embarrassed or ashamed of how you look. You'd miss out on a fully relaxing and…"
Jan 26
Brian replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"Drew, there's really no rule book out there. The first time I went to a banya, I was a bit hesitant myself. Sweatlodge is a great place to try it out. Everyone was really helpful. I think the regulars knew it was my first time, and gave me…"
Jan 26
Drew replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I live in Chicago, and this sounds like a great way to escape the cold. I've never been to a banya. any advice or particular etiquette I should know?"
Jan 25
Vanquish Guy replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I have been to a place called Red Square in Chicago (formerly called Division St. baths), which, from what I have heard, is very similar to the Sweatlodge, except Red Square has a separate woman's facility as well. Mostly Russian was spoken…"
Dec 25, 2013
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Dec 23, 2013
Andrew replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"That sounds like a nice place to go. I've only been to indoor spas."
Dec 13, 2013
Terry replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"You can find "Onsen" everywhere in Japan.  When I was growing up there as a kid, we took a trip to Hakodate and enjoyed bathing and relaxing there.  Although in reality, its hard to go wrong with a bath house in Japan. …"
Dec 13, 2013
Brian replied to Stephen Charles Bond's discussion Where's your favorite Banya - Hammam - Jjimjilbang - Spa - etc.? in the group Banya Men!
"I will have to second Everything that Stephen has said about the Chicago Sweatlodge. I frequent this place at least once a month, and I went for the first time about a year ago. It is a rare to find a place where it is perfectly normal to be barely…"
Oct 8, 2013

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At 10:06pm on January 24, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Happy Birthday, Stephen!
At 10:15am on January 24, 2010, thehuhman said…
Hope you have an awesome birthday, today, Stephen!
At 12:20am on January 24, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!
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