Tag: steam room

A Dutch interlude

I'm sitting in Amsteram's Schiphol Airport, waiting for my flight back to London. I've been in the Netherlands since Wednesday, when I flew over for a conference.  Work-wise, it wasn't too bad. But I was a little sleep deprived (one night due to impressive thunder and lightning!) and survived off some pretty awful conference food. ...

My Singapore Onsen Experience: a little slice of Japanese spa culture

After a few days of jet-lagged work/survival in Singapore, I'd adjusted to the time difference and was enjoying my visit. Unfortunately, it was time to come home! Note to self: ensure the next visit to Singapore includes a weekend for adjusting to the time difference and enjoying the nightlife a bit more! All the same, ...

Surviving my first German sauna

I spent an exceedingly pleasant birthday weekend in Berlin last week. Friday morning to Monday evening was not nearly enough to take in the whole experience, but despite historic sites all around me, I spent more time in the sauna than any other place. Let's rewind. We were staying in the Hilton, which has a ...

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Seeking sauna solitude

I'm spoiled. I know this. We have a sauna, a gym and a pool in our apartment block. And while the gym is maddeningly over-subscribed (it's one way to get to know your neighbours - up close and personal!) I usually have the sauna all to myself. And we know how much I love a ...

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More reflections on sauna etiquette

Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis (come one, there's more than one of you, or these WordPress stats are simply lying to me) will know I love a good sauna. I have no idea where this addiction came from, except that a sauna relaxes me like nothing else on earth. I could ...

In which I reflect on spa etiquette

I’m in Canada at the moment, having just left Montreal for Quebec City. Our hotel in Montreal really was wonderful – the fact that we had three different hotel rooms and needed to move room once at 10pm notwithstanding, the stay was relaxing and fun. The hotel had its own spa, consisting of a nice ...