No shower curtains and only hand towels in Korea

In Korea, most families will only use hand towels even for showers rather than big bath towels. Although I’m not sure why this is and Koreans I asked about it weren’t aware that in other countries such as the US, people have small hand towels for drying hands and big bath towels for showers. However, it is fairly practical as it is much cheaper to buy only small hand towels rather than big bath towels. Also it saves a lot of space especially if you are backpacking to only pack a small hand towel. There are also no shower curtains so when you shower, water goes all over the floor which you do not wipe up. Instead there are flip flops that you put on in the bathroom to avoid slipping. This also seems to be a cost saving measure although one might think that leaving water all over the place might cause mold. However, if you stay at an expensive business hotel, there you will find big bath towels and shower curtains but not at Korean style motels.




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