There are probably some really nice spas in Siem Reap, Cambodia (entrance to the wonders of Angkor), but I’m on a budget, so I made my own spa experience while I was there.
First, I put on just the right amount of scent:
Then I went down to the classy tourist area of town:
I didn’t want my skin to end up scaly like these guys:
So I went to this spa, where a hundred attentive employees went to work on my feet and calves, until I felt tingly and revitalized:
(I am totally aware that these fish tanks aren’t exactly the most hygienic things around, but I seem to still be standing, so I guess it turned out okay.)
After all that, it was time for a healthy drink or two with friends:
Total cost: about $8. You can make your own spa night too!
Those dead skin eating fish are used in Spas in this area…but they charge and arm and leg. Kinda skeeves me out but I also avoid swimming in lakes (or most non chlorinated water) because of fish.
wait, did it really work? could you tell the difference in your toesies?
My feet definitely tingled for a good ten minutes afterward. I don’t think I was in there long enough to see a difference in my calloused feet, though.
So jealous, I’ve always wanted to do the microfishabrasion! Hope it lived up to its billing.
It was fun! Weird feeling, especially as it was on the main street and a perfect stranger filmed me on his cameraphone while I squealed as the fish went to work.
I love these photo-essay style posts! This one definitely made me laugh 🙂
Another delightful and informative (!) post, Lisa – thank you so very much – every day that I get to read or see a post from you is improved on contact.
Aw, I’m blushing!