Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.
...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.
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.
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.