Harbin Hot Springs on Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving weekend, I had an impromptu 2-day mini-vacation at Harbin Hot Springs. Harbin has amazing nature trails and, as the name implies, hot springs. The Yelp reviews describe the good, the bad and the weird of the place.

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The meditation pool is a human soup — you quickly get accustomed to sharing a pool with a horde of naked bodies. When in Rome…

Roman-Baths

My recipe for soaking bliss was the hot plunge followed by the cold plunge. 5 cycles. Stay in each pool until you can’t stand the heat/cold. Your core temperature fluctuates wildly. By the 3rd round, you feel lightheaded and all transient thoughts melt away.

 

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