While my memories of Harbin Hot Springs are almost 30 years old, the emotions that are attached to the memory are warm, wonderful and uplifting.
What made this hammam different? So many details were exactly as they should have been. The garden in the riad courtyard had fountains lush and overflowing with rose petals...
Derby is actually several weeks long, so if you’re visiting, and haven’t scored tickets to the big day, don’t worry. And don't forget to make an appointment with my favorite massage therapist in the world.
I definitely feel more Dutch now that I have smeared the best food they have in this country all over my face. I do think that I will be drawing the line here though, I don’t feel the need for herring or bitterballen face masks.
We didn’t quite plan ahead and went into the salt pool after our hammam, but the stinging salt just added something a little zingy to the experience.
Jordan is a sought-after destination for many people who want to experience the friendliness of the Middle East, Biblical history and ancient Roman sites, but the country has so much more to offer if you’re willing to spend time looking for it.
For my first hammam experience, my mother guides me by the hand into the Sicaklik, hot room. Laughter ensues as we try to hold up our inexpertly wrapped towels and walk delicately in the wooden nalins on damp marble floors.