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 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
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 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
Do you think Japan is one of the most advanced countries in terms of hot springs (Onsen)?
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.
Colorado, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Opaque, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide, Upwelling from the Ground
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.
Arizona, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Mixed Bath, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Tepid
What do you think 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 biggest hot spring pool is in the United States.
Colorado, Rating [2/5] Lodging, Opaque, Tepid
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.
Mexico, Rating [1/5] Lodging, Private Bath, Sightseeing, Tepid