Could you strip down in a foreign place like this with strangers? By Meagen Collins. Nudity or toplessness is the norm in a Moroccan hammam, and little foreign me would have to embrace it. Sure, when I was a kid my mum would throw my younger brother and me in the tub and create an endless amount of embarrassing photos that would magically reappear on our 21st birthdays.
I know, I know, it was tough but someone had to do it! A hammam is predicated on the idea of having places of extreme cleanliness — where purifying the body goes hand-in-hand with purifying the soul. And around AD, hammams also became places where major life events were celebrated and bathing rituals incorporated into weddings and births. You can find hammams of all different shapes, sizes and price-points in Marrakech.