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Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon Spa: A must-see in Iceland Does it often come to your mind that it’s no good following the well-trodden tourist paths, because prices are inflated, places are crowded, you barely see or learn anything and the topic is already well-worn? When planning my trip to Island I included the Blue Lagoon Spa as an alternative place to visit. It is probably one of the most visited tourist attractions in Island. I wasn’t really willing to rub shoulders in a crowded puddle, as I then imagined it. However,…

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World’s most interesting saunas

What is the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the word “sauna”? Some associate it with the relaxation process, while others associate it with the building itself, with a wooden interior where it is hot. There are, amidst all the world’s variety, some extraordinary saunas scaterred like jewels across the globe that surprise their visitors with their unconventional forms and environment. “The empty room” – a combination of smooth natural wood interior, crackling fireplace and a magic view of the Alps through the panoramic windows turns…

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Japanese bath: What a foreigner should know before going there

Taking a bath is a well-loved pastime in Japan. Men and women alike go to baths to recover their strength, relax after work and ease the daily stress and rush. As a country known for its authentic culture, Japan has its own rules of bath etiquette which foreign customers should know and follow. Men and women go to separate areas to bathe. Since men make up the majority of bath fans, there are spas only for men. Upon entering the spa, you are required to take off your shoes and…

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Getting to know the Japanese bath culture

I am holding in my hands the most unexpected Christmas present – a Japanese magazine for young women Hanako. I opened it and found my felt works. This was a pleasant surprise, a present for cooperation with the members of Japan Sauna Spa Association. It all began quite unexpectedly. I was invited to the 16th International Sauna Congress, held in Lithuania, to present my felt products. Among participants was a delegation from Japan. The Japanese purchased several sauna hats and we did not have any contact afterwards. But after less…

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