Korea offers many exciting and affordable ways to hang out with friends, family, and your significant other. One activity that is unique to Korean culture is spending time at jjim-jil-bangs (Korean style saunas). Koreans do not go there just for bathing; a jjim-jil-bang is like a comprehensive indoor activity center that includes a gym, baths, a movie theatre, restaurant, pools, game rooms, and more. As soon as you enter a jjim-jil-bang, you are handed a key to your locker (which also doubles as a credit card to pay for purchases within the jjimjilbang), a sauna uniform, and towels. A proper jjim-jil-bang visit isn’t complete without rubbing away a layer of dead skin from your body with an exfoliating towel until you are raw and slippery. This ritualistic act is called 때밀어 (ddae-mi-ruh) which roughly translates to “rubbing off dirt”. After a hot, clean bath, patrons are often found gathered within the main room to lounge about while sipping on ice cold refreshments and enjoying a assortment of satisfying snacks.