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 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
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 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
Do you know what ultra-Plinian eruption is?
Volcanic activities sometimes have destructive influence on human society.
Out of them, 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.
New Mexico, Rating [2/5] Hot Spring River, Sightseeing, Tepid, Wilderness
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
What do you think 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.
Mexico, Rating [5/5] Lodging, Sightseeing
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.
Mexico, Rating [5/5] Extremely Hot, Lodging, Opaque, Sightseeing, Sulfur Dioxide