Do you know a hot spring cure?
A 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.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Private, Truth or Consequences
Do you think Japan is one of the most advanced countries in terms of hot springs?
Indeed, soaking in hot springs is widely accepted among Japanese people, and the culture relevant to hot springs has a deep history.
However, considering there are much more volcanos that can be a source of the heat in other countries, hot springs could be seen all over the world.
I keenly though it in that way, when I encountered a fantastic hot spring that we should experience even if we need to cross the ocean.
Read more Colorado, Rating [5/5] Hottest, Lodging, Opaque, Straight out of the ground, Sulfur dioxide
Do you like a private bath?
When you want to be alone, or to stay with your family, a private bath would be the best choice.
However, most private baths lack a sense of openness in a closed space surrounded by walls.
I had thought that way since I knew an alternative option of “partially” private baths in the desert.
Read more Arizona, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Lukewarm, Mixed bath, Private
Do you know what an ultra-Plinian eruption is?
Volcanic activities sometimes have destructive influence on human society.
Out of them, an ultra-Plinian eruption brings on a particularly large explosion that causes global change in environment and mass extinction.
Around such supervolcano, hot springs have been gushing over one million years after the eruption.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Jemez Springs, Lukewarm, Natural hot springs
What do you think is the good points of Americans?
I like the way they seem to think the bigger something is, the better it is.
Everything from cups in a restaurant to pickup trucks running on the streets looks huge as if it were the symbol of wealth.
The world’s largest hot springs pool is in the United States.
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Do you know San Miguel de Allende?
Many American people lives in the city after retirement, and that is probably why there has sophisticated air that is different from any other cities in Mexico.
On the contrary, there you can find the very Mexican way in some aspects at the hot spring.
Read more Mexico, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Lukewarm, Private
Do you know Gila Hot Springs?
In a campground deep in the mountains of New Mexico, there is the hot springs.
I felt the same kind of atmosphere as secluded Japanese Ryokans’ open-air baths.
Perhaps the reason might be in an unlikely place.
Read more New Mexico, Rating [5/5] Gila Hot Springs, Lodging, Mixed bath
Do you think the newest thing is the best?
A hot spring continues gushing for a long time, so that the facility often looks worn out.
Sometimes it has an interesting flavor.
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What is the difference between an open-air bath and a swimming pool?
There may be several elements such as water temperature, depth, necessity of clothing, and whether swimming is allowed or not, but none of them seem to completely define an open-air bath.
However, when I soaked in an open-air bath in Mexico, I felt like realizing the essence.
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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.
Read more California, Rating [2/5] Hydrogen sulfide, Lodging, Lukewarm