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veen  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2023

Greetings from Germany!

With the SO out of town I decided to head out on a little solo road trip. I had never been to a sauna / spa before but felt like going today. I went to a large one with 10 “sauna worlds” ranging from koi karpers to Vienna coffee houses, lol.

It was less relaxing than I thought due to heart rate / covid woes, but I had a good time. Boy is it nice to jump into a cold waterfall after a good sweat.

Next stop is arguably Europe’s best themed themepark: Phantasialand! Haven’t been there before. I might not ride much if anything so I’m trying to keep my expectations low. At the same time I’ve been a thoosie (theme park enthoosieast) for two decades now so I can’t not be excited, y’know?

kleinbl00  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That spa looks so dope

veen  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It was incredibly dope, but I have no frame of reference so I'm now just assuming they're all like this. I did not get to see most of them on the inside as they were mostly 80 or 90C while my limit's currently at 70.

Update: theme park was fucking awesome, rode my new recency biased favourite rollercoaster twice, and most impressively managed to get in 16,000 steps when my previous record in the past months was 7K. My legs are exhausted beyond compare but I had a good day.

kleinbl00  ·  241 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Rule of thumb: Koreans do their spas less hard core than the Russians/Scandinavians but they also tend to be gender-separated. I prefer the Russian spas because they tend to be more hard-core. LA's is built in a former crematorium; one of the body-burners is now in the hot banya, with railroad tracks still leading out of it.

uhsguy  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Is there one you like in Seattle/Bellevue ? The one in Everett is pretty hard core but it’s not the cleanest. The Korean one Q is ok, it’s probably really close to you.

kleinbl00  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Banya 5 is dope. It's the only one. The one in Everett is skanky but I hear it's being remodeled/sold/whatever. I still have trigger finger in one of my fingers from a visit to Q in 2018, fuck that place.

uhsguy  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How did you get trigger finger from the spa? Staph infection?

One day I’d like to build my own but is pretty expensive to do it correctly and information isn’t readily available in English. The kits you buy are basically all garbage.

kleinbl00  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They do a cursory scrub-massage-thing where some dude pulled on my fingers and pretty much ripped my middle finger out of its socket. It made a loud CRACK, he looked at me, shrugged, and kept going.

If you're gonna do it, go KLAFS.