Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Boiled

I wish there were loads to update you on, there isn't. There's scarcely enough recent information for an update. But o so many photo's ....

In the months ahead there will be postings on some Italian hot springs, in and around Viterbo, north of Rome. Well hope that I have enough time, the more research I do, the less time I have to soak ...

In this edition I'd like to ask attention for Sascha's soaks: Sascha has a request. He would like to have some good info on what / where, while seeking to soak in Serbia? Any takers? Just send me an email, I'll forward these to Sascha.

Armenia
Ohhh Gosh...it looks like we will be boiled...hot springs in "a specific standard" in Hangavan without changing room and toilet haha :) the owner allowed us to dress up in the house#hotsprings#hangavan#friends #poland
Source, actually Hankavan.




France

#Natural #termal #relax #free
Prats Balanguer, Languedoc, source.

Greece
See here a nice photo from an in-the-sea-soaking site on the island of Ikaria, permission is required to reproduce .... A destination high on my list of to visit ...

Meanwhile thinkgeoenergy (Feb 10) report on possible Russian interest in Greek geothermal power generation.

Hungary
A novel concept to introduce Budapests' soaking opportunities to it tourists, with a thermal spa tour. From Budapestbug:
'During the tour we can show you the most famous ones, giving all the informations regarding their history and medical advantages of the water of the springs supplying the pools, then we give you the possiblity the relax in the choosed one just as long as you wish'.
Iceland

Didn't get to see the Golden Circle, but I got to see a random naked dude in a hot spring. Success. He invited @ardemoniia to join him, but she sadly had to turn him down. #Iceland #HotSpring #MissedOppertunity
Just shy of Reykjavik, source.

From Handluggageonly a report on their first day in what they name the land of Fire and Ice: Iceland. 
They actually stay at Laugarvatn Fontana, a smaller version of the Blue Lagoon concept: a wellness center featured on hot springs. The authors go into great lengths to describe and illustrate how hot springs bread is baked.

Co-incidentally (or not) but unlockingkiki also visited the same country of fire and ice. The blog starts off as follows:
'Ask any local what one thing you must do while visiting Iceland and 9 times out of 10 they will tell you, visit a local swimming pool. I say take things up a notch and have a true Icelandic experience with a dip in some toasty warm hot springs that are flowing all over this country!'
It then lists 5 natural soaking places. The comments are more entertaining:
'I did the Secret Lagoon at night as part of the Floating Tour with the hopes of seeing the Northern Lights, but weather was bad aka blizzard :( we weren't able to see the lights but floating in the Secret Lagoon while they played Sigur Ros and having snowflakes coming down was an experience. Can't wait to go back!'
trošku moc pálí
Rekjaladur hot river, one of the five suggestions, source

A letter to Dear Nanna:
I’m heading to Iceland soon and am looking forward to checking out the “swimming pool” culture. Any do’s and don’ts I should be aware of?
Answer:
'Actually yes, a visit to an Icelandic swimming pool is a complex social ritual with three basic tenets'. 
The answer lies in a video.

Italy
naked! emoji #me #pozza #bormio #pozzaleonardodavinci #leonardo #amazing #gopro #goodtime #hero #hero3 #landscape #enjoy #nature #apreski #skiing #nonmale #cool #water #igers #italyigers #italy #freeride #freerideworldtour #follow #followme #post #skiing #top


Sascha's soaks
Terme di Casteldoria, Sardinia, Italy
Very hot water comes out of a tub and flows into the river. The water is too hot for taking a shower and when I visited the spot, there was too much water in the river to soak in. Better cross the bridge and go to the little sandy beach where hot water goes into the river. It is kind of “fumarole”, you cannot see the hot water, but the beach is very hot. On one picture [below] you can slightly see the steam coming up. You have to construct on the right place a little hole and add from times to times water from the river. It would be nice spot, but just behind the beach is a very ugly hotel complex, therefore: 
My evaluation: 2 stars (no real soaking possible, ugly hotel behind)

There's more than just what Sascha reports, apparently there's a mud bath nearby, though not often used. Here's the website and for reviews of the hotel, here's the exact location on tripadvisor.





Meanwhile in Saturnia, southern Toscane:

/// Spiritual journey #hotspring #italia #toscany #italy #jodorowsky #waterfall #spiritualjourney
 source

 









Portugal
Feeling so refreshed after soaking for two hours in a 37C hot spring. #açores #azores #portugal #travelporn #caldeiravelha #hotspring #geothermal #naturetrip

 









Spain
#Termas #waterhot #Granada #cascada #buendia #me #girl #woman #likethis
Termas of Santa Fe near Granada (Andalucia), source












Oh, another (now removed (by Instagram??)) of the Termas de Santa Fe:

#latergram #december2014 💚#letsgetnaked #hotspring #termasdesantafe #santafe #andalusia #spain
Finally this look to be in Spain's Navarra ...:

Drive in toplice/spa!!! #spa #terme #vrelci #narava #nature #honda #indie #jacuzzi #pool #bazen #pivo #beer #leserpentine #mineral #voda #water #civic

Euro soaks visited