What did influence the destiny of the town?
The West Coast is an area of high population density, and is located on the Ring of Fire, so that there are several spa cities nearby.
Meanwhile, there are places becoming a ghost town.
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Rio Grande Gorge Bridge is the seventh-highest bridge in the U.S.
An unfinished resort with hot springs is located at the bottom of the deep canyon.
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Do you think that the most important factor of a hot spring is the quality of water?
Actually, I agree with the idea as a hot spring maniac, but most people seem to give importance on “experiences” surrounding the hot spring.
They will recognize a hot spring as great if they have extraordinary experiences, such as cleanly accommodation, great meals, or high quality customer services.
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Not only individual tastes but also cultures define the comfort temperature.
There are many hot springs in the USA, but most of them are not so hot.
Indeed, it may be reasonable considering its lower physical burden.
However, sometimes you may want to renew myself in body and spirit, by soaking in extremely hot water.
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Not only Japanese people, but also Korean people enthusiastically love hot springs.
In the United States, the Korean community is one of the forces.
They maintain a hot spring with strong smell of hydrogen sulfide, which American people generally do not understand the value.
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It is not easy to find a hot spring straight out of the ground.
Such springs are generally rare, because only a tub can be placed right above the source of the spring.
However, in Truth or Consequences, one of the largest spa cities in the southwestern United States, there is plentiful water straight out of the ground.
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Do you think that the most important element to the efficacy of a hot spring is the contained material?
Actually, only a little inclusion can be absorbed through our skin.
Today I introduce a hot spring in terms of gravity.
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Where did ancestors of American Indian choose places for dwelling?
There is a historical dwelling in the northern area of New Mexico, surrounded by rich natural environment of the highland.
Near the holy place, there is a hot spring straight out of the ground.
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The mixed bathing being naked is not a Japan-specific culture.
In the United States, there are many hippies, who are said to originate from protests to the Vietnam War and deny rule-bond human living.
Actually mixed bathing culture exists across the U.S., affected by hippies’ philosophy.
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Sometimes hot springs and caves are related.
Gushing springs sometimes create a cave, and its rustic atmosphere makes hot springs more attractive.
Inside the cave, you may have a mysterious feeling of relief.
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