I had heard a lot about the bathhouses of Budapest so I was excited to explore them. My first visit to the Széchenyi bathhouse was in the afternoon when it was bustling with activity. I was so intrigued by what I saw that I decided to go back early morning the next day. The bathhouse has a more relaxed and intimate feel in the early hours of the day. As I watched elderly men and women leisurely talk and laugh, I realized that this was a lot more than a bathhouse. This was a sanctuary for the elderly whose daily routine started with a visit to the bathhouse. It was where they exchanged stories of their children and grandchildren, and where they shared in each other joys and sorrows. As I observed the beauty of the scene, I was struck by the oneness of humanity no matter one's age.