I have professed my love of spas many times before, so you may already be well aware of how much I love living in a country who appreciates a good thermal bath. We used to live a half an hour from Baden Baden, which is one of those most famous spa towns in Germany with two thermal baths, Caracalla and Friedrichsbad, both of which I love. We went to the Caracalla often, whenever a few hours lounging around in thermal pools sounded like a good idea. When I lived in San Francisco, I lived down the street from the Kabuki Springs, a wonderful Japanese spa- if you go, get a shiatsu massage and then enjoy the pools, trust me- it is amazing :)
Yesterday was my birthday, which admittedly I wasn’t too keen on celebrating this year. Nevertheless, Andreas made it a really lovely day spoiling me rotten and we ended the day at Liquidrom, a spa near Potsdamer Platz. The main feature is a large salt water pool where music is played under water in which you float almost weightlessly and all the stresses of life seem to just wash away. They have DJs once a week as well as a classical music night- last night was a mix of music ranging from Edith Piaf to down tempo stuff. In addition to the pool, they have a fabulous steam room and multiple saunas (although be warned they are not for the modest as the Germans apparently have a love of nudity- swimsuits are notallowed in the sauna or steam room, but required for the pool). It was exactly what I needed after a very busy past few months and I realized how much I have missed a spontaneous trip to the spa since we moved to Berlin- we will definitely be back.