THE WOMEN’S HAMAM

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    Before shower units made an appearance in our country, people used to go to the neighborhood bathhouse (hamam). I recall going once or twice myself. The hamam, according to my rather hazy recollection – and thus relying more on what my grandmother and grandfather (pictured) related to me – is a place like this:

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    RETURN TO THE HILTON BUDAPEST

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    THE RESTAURANT OF HAPPY BIRTHDAYS

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