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.
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.