Tag: spa

Visiting Onsen Hot Pools In Queenstown

Posted on June 21st, by joanna in Unwind. No Comments

Photo: Onsen Hot Pools

I first heard about the Onsen Hot Pools from a bridal client of mine who was from New Zealand. As we were discussing my upcoming trip at that time, she started raving about the Onsen Hot Pools and insisted i HAD TO check it out. She even called over her dad to confirm the name of the place. Well, it’s name is straight up – Onsen Hot Pools.

I left the booking of our pool session right to the very last minute, on the morning that I wanted to go to the pool, I made a booking via our hostel’s reception. It’s easy in Queenstown, most hotels, motels or even hostels will help you make bookings where you pay once you book it. We managed to get a slot in the late afternoon, just before the popular sunset … Read More »

Jjimjilbang It! – Dragon Hill Spa

Posted on July 27th, by andrea in Uncover, Unwind. No Comments

Welcome to the 24 hrs Dragon Hill Spa in Seoul, Korea! Please strip away all those insecurities about your body before entering this full-on commando spa.  Naked people of all ages and sizes are wandering around in the locker rooms (of course with male and females separated).   For just 12,000 won (about $12.00) you can enjoy the spa facilities and stay as long as you want.  Who needs an expensive hotel? Hence you see a lot of businessmen who missed their last train just come in to sleep til the 5am morning train runs.  The facility has a big area with marble floors and padded pillow blocks that you can nap and take breaks in between your soaks.  This is such a big part of Korean culture – you have to visit one when you’re here.  Locals come here everyday … Read More »


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