What do you bring up the image of hippie?
People tend to think it as the thing of the past, with the negative images like the abuse of drugs or freedom of sex.
It is relatively unknown that Steve Jobs who created iPhone had the thought and creed.
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Do you know a famous Chinese proverb, things present are judged by the things past?
Visiting the oldest hot spring in the United States, I realized the hidden meaning.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The world’s largest hot spring pool is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
It was named the “Most Fun Town In America” by Rand McNally and USA Today in 2011.
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What do you think the biggest enchantment of Mexico?
In my opinion, it may be a kind of roughness both in a positive and negative way.
Especially in terms of hot springs, the roughness often realizes wild free-flowing use of the spring.
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Did you know Mexico has many hot springs?
Mexico is a resource-rich nation in terms of hot springs, because it is located on Ring of Fire.
Today I will visit an amazing spot where seems to symbolize the resources.
Gallons of hot spring water are gushing from giant caves, and there is a theme park centering the warm river flowing out.
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Do you associate Yoshino in Nara with the cherry blossom viewing?
300 years ago, Mt. Yoshino was also a training site for ascetic pilgrims.
There remains a historical hot spring, where some of them debauched around the water.
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What are elements that characterize hot springs?
They trigger our five senses by the texture, smell and taste, but the color may be the easiest element to explain the attractiveness through blogs.
Today let us soak in emerald green water, which reminds us of the famous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.
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