Is what you think the common rule truly widely accepted?
Albert Einstein said:
“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
A pubic bathhouse in California reminded me of the word of wisdom.
California, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Sightseeing
What is the purpose for soaking in hot springs?
Is it to get rid of tiredness?
Today I will visit a hot spring where definitely causes fatigue after twelve hours’ hiking.
The paradoxical place may offer instructive insight.
New Mexico, Rating [4/5] Wilderness
What did the ruler of the underworld think of at this place?
Al Capone is one of the most famous gangsters who expanded his crime organization in the prohibition era, mainly through manufacturing bootleg liquor.
At his former hideaway, Fortress West, hot springs have been bubbling.
California, Rating [3/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging
What do you think is the evolution of humankind?
Is it science and technology, which has made our life easy?
It is said that in the 14th century the indigenous people living in the southwest Colorado were “disappeared.”
They might suggest another possibility of our evolution.
Colorado, Rating [3/5] Metallic Smell, Sauna, Sightseeing
Who do you think is the indigenous people of the USA?
Of course, they are American Indians, but it may be a little shortsighted.
In the mountains of New Mexico, there remain cliff dwellings of their ancestors.
Around them, hot springs are gushing even today.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Extremely Hot, Sightseeing, Wilderness
Where do you think is this beautiful scenery?
Ouray, Colorado’s nickname is Switzerland of America, where is located in 7,800 feet up in the mountains.
Around the city, the Rocky Mountains that stretch more than 3,000 miles look especially superb.
At such Switzerland of America, hot springs are gushing.
Colorado, Rating [3/5] Lodging, Metallic Smell, Opaque
Whose is the phrase “enduring the unendurable?”
Indeed this is from broadcast of the voice of Japan’s Emperor Hirohito, at the end of World War II.
However, it is not well known fact that a Zen Buddhist, Gempo Yamamoto suggested to use this phrase, and the emperor as a symbol of unity of the people.
His life started from this hot spring inn.
Kinki Region, Rating [5/5] Gourmet, Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging, Opaque, Private Bath, Sauna
Do you know what is acculturation?
Acculturation is the process of social, psychological, and cultural change that stems from blending between cultures.
A spa city near Los Angeles, Lake Elsinore has several hot spring facilities mainly maintained by Korean community.
I believe this place has a major role in acculturation among American people.
California, Rating [2/5] Hydrogen Sulfide, Lodging
Do you know hot springs in wilderness?
These are hot springs with free-flowing water and at the same time, there are no commercial facilities.
Accordingly, almost all hot springs in wilderness are open-air baths, and the difference is that no one maintains the places.
Normally such places are in a secluded area, but there is an exception.
Colorado, Rating [3/5] Extremely Hot, Sightseeing, Wilderness
Do you know hot spring cure?
Hot spring cure is to stay at a hot spring inn at least for a week and to have disease treatment through the soak.
For the purpose, different from hotels for holidaymaking or recovery from exhaustion, such inn should be cheaper and with the most basic amenity.
The hot spring inn in the United States was full of primary colors.
New Mexico, Rating [3/5] Gourmet, Lodging, Private Bath, Truth or Consequences