...the broader message is one of wellness, and pampering your soul. Take time out in your travels to fully appreciate who you are with, where you are, what is around you. Travel isn’t about getting the perfect social media photograph, just like 700,000 other tourists. Or touring every single historic or cultural must-see, must-do of a place. It’s about being in the moment. Finding places and people that soothe your soul.
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 have to admit I was nervous about sharing something I love so much with someone who might not like the experience. How wrong I was.
We planned a day in Den Haag: Mauritshuis Museum, lunch in a cafe, shopping, and a hammam. Take it from us, there’s nothing better than a spa day with friends, even better when you can throw in some culture and 15,000 steps through a gorgeous city.
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.