Georgia bathhouses lose tourist draw

Tbilisi tradition of "soap men" masseurs at ancient venues a luxury too costly for many.

    Georgia’s ancient bathhouses have been a favourite stop for weary travellers, including Venetian Explorer Marco Polo.

    Russian Poet Alexander Pushkin immortalised the baths in verse. 

    But bathers have begun to lose interest in the services of traditional Georgian masseurs because the exclusive bathhouses are more costly.

    Al Jazeera’s Neave Barker reports from Georgia's capital Tbilisi.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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