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messageBath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Bob Buzzard 20 April, 2019 21:56

Any Scandi fans out there? I'm thinking of going to Sweden soon, so I might be invited to a sauna. I know Swedish people don't tend to wear clothes in the sauna, but I know they use towels - are they bath towels or beach towels? I I don't want to be out of place bringing the wrong sort of towel because I'm English.

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by edcam 20 April, 2019 22:03

You’re not really going to fit in tbh

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Bob Buzzard 20 April, 2019 22:12

I've been watching Scandi noir sauna scenes in preparation for my trip, but I can't make out if they're using bath or beach towels in the sauna scenes.

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger 20 April, 2019 22:18

Hand towel is always an option , or a tiny flannel Bob

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Bob Buzzard 20 April, 2019 22:40

TheArtfulDogger Wrote:
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> Hand towel is always an option , or a tiny flannel
> Bob

No, the towel needs to be big enough to cover you and you also sit on it. thank

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Posted by TheArtfulDogger 21 April, 2019 10:28

This is how I see you Bob





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messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by seenbeen 21 April, 2019 12:24

I was reminded of this
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messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Help-Ma-Boab 21 April, 2019 20:11

is Mrs Buzzard going Bob?

Id follow her lead. She knows.



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messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Bob Buzzard 22 April, 2019 08:50

Yes, Mrs Bob is coming along. I've decided to pack one of those types of towels that could be seen either as a bath towel or a beach towel -I should be fine then and Swedish mishaps.

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by malumbu 24 April, 2019 19:36

Just admiring the return to the sort of threads that I'd expect from ED. But disappointed in the advice. Clearly you need a sarong, both because they are so versatile but also as a statement that you have traveled the world and are a pretty liberal type of guy. Swedes will love it.

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Seabag 25 April, 2019 07:56

I think a tiny pair of Speedo’s is standard, along with a small towel, and some well trodden down flip-flops Bob.

But it’s your manner that’s most important. You must be slow, calm and have the endurance of a rhino in the midday sun. You must be able to take the heat, or the Swedes will poo-poo you with “no wonder Brexit is happening” as you keep flitting in and out of the sauna.

If you are depilated then go sans the trunks, it’s my preference.

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Bob Buzzard 25 April, 2019 12:02

Thank you for your erstwhile advice - I will take heed - is it the 'budgie smuggler' type Speedos I should wear?

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by TheArtfulDogger 25 April, 2019 12:10

Bob

Any speedos will do except white ones that go see through when wet as nobody ever wants to see the budgie in the nip

I think I'm going to have nightmares now

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by malumbu 25 April, 2019 16:00

shrink wrapped bacon in the supermarket freezer. Now there is a blast from the past.

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by KidKruger 25 April, 2019 21:09

Just don't piss on the sauna rocks, a really foul steam results (so I'm told).
You'll gain no admirers.

messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Bob Buzzard 27 April, 2019 20:16

Thanks for the advice everyone, but Mrs Bob says it's probably best she goes on her own to Sweden and I stay at home. I'll just do a steam inhalation from an IKEA bowl instead. Is menthol or eucalyptus oil best to inhale?



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messageRe: Bath towel or beach towel in Swedish saunas?
Posted by Bob Buzzard 31 October, 2019 22:14

Just in case anyone wants to know - the predominant towel type used by native Swedes on my visit was white and fluffy. And they all speak fluent English.


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