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...
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.
If you would like to have an authentic experience, opt for the Russian banya where you can lounge between your ‘sweat and dunk’ and order cured meats of dubious origin, vodka and beer.
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.
There may have been Dutch people frowning at us and our laughter, but there was too much steam to clearly see their disapproving stares.