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  20. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
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  1. Busan: A City Which Offers Everything From Beaches To Temples
  2. Empress Wu
  3. Game review: Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum ‘n’ Fun!
  4. Review: Hallyucon
  5. Concert review: Crossfaith at Patronaat
  6. Concert Review: BTS at Amsterdam Ziggodome
  7. Interview: LOVEBITES
  8. Changgyeonggung: A Story Of Overcoming Disaster
  9. Band: TwinkleStar- 闪星乐队
  10. Review: AVO J-music Festival 2018
  11. Korean Skincare; The Way To Amazing Skin?
  12. Drama: Meteor Garden
  13. Concert review: Kamijo in Amsterdam
  14. Concert Review: Music Bank in Berlin
  15. HipHop: Higher Brothers
  16. Album: Ex_Machina – CROSSFAITH
  17. Moon festival
  18. Band: LOVEBITES
  19. Chinese Traditional clothing
  20. Double Concertreview: NECRONOMIDOL
  21. Restaurant: Kimchi House – Den Haag with +20 years KPOP fans
  22. Review: Wish
  23. Toreba: a new way to play crane games!
  24. The city of sea and sake: Niigata
  25. Book: The White Book
  26. Restaurant Review: Daikan – Izakaya Bar
  27. Artist: Busters (버스터즈)
  28. Restaurant: Mr Chow – Schiedam x2
  29. Cheki: the addiction in Japan
  30. CASS Strictly Kpop #8
  31. Artist: Hanggai
  32. Crossfaith in Amsterdam
  33. The Nation´s MC: Yoo Jae Suk
  34. Produce 101 China
  35. Crossfaith (interview)
  36. Special: BTS ARMY (interview)
  37. Food: Ramen
  38. Artist: Jackson Wang
  39. Special: BTSXARMY
  40. SPECIAL: BTS
  41. Movie: The Stand in Thief
  42. Shanghai Natural History Museum
  43. 10 years of SHINee
  44. Drama review: Erased
  45. Movie: Once Upon a Time
  46. Review: Doshirakfever Subscriptionbox
  47. Artist: Miyavi
  48. Hotel: EA Springs Nanjing
  49. 10 Korean Proverbs
  50. What you need to know about Ni no Kuni 2
  51. Restaurant: Kommune Shanghai
  52. Quality K-indie rock music: Say Sue Me
  53. Restaurant: Takumi revisited
  54. Taikang Lu – Tianzifang
  55. Movie Review: Hide and Never Seek
  56. TV: Terrace House Series: Opening new doors
  57. Restaurant Review: Oriental Express
  58. Restaurant Review: Kimchi Boulevard
  59. Religion in Japan
  60. C-Pop
  61. Documentary review: Ramen Heads – ラーメンヘッズ
  62. CinemAsia Amsterdam
  63. Movie review: Last Child – 살아남은 아이
  64. Boygroup: GOT7
  65. Artist: BABYMETAL
  66. Online shopping in China
  67. Restaurant Review: Seoul Sista
  68. Review: Doki Doki Japan Crate
  69. Jinjiang actionpark Shanghai
  70. Boygroup: Day6
  71. Drama Review: Last Friend
  72. Valentine’s day in China
  73. 12 Days of Love in Korea
  74. Valentine’s day in Korea
  75. Valentine’s day in Japan
  76. Terracotta Army
  77. Beauty in Korea
  78. Review: Sapporo – Japan’s oldest beer brand
  79. Chinese New Year
  80. UPDATED Artist: HOLLAND
  81. Review: Snackfever subscription
  82. Cat Cafe
  83. Religion in China
  84. Movie Review: A Werewolf Boy
  85. Review: Asahi Dry Beer
  86. ONE OK ROCK in Amsterdam
  87. Review: Kaomoji
  88. Chopsticks
  89. Drama Review: Save Me
  90. LGBT in Japan
  91. Artist: Zhao Lei
  92. The power of BB Cream
  93. Band: ONE OK ROCK
  94. LGBT in China
  95. Drama Review: The Sound Of Your Heart
  96. Review: Kirin Ichiban
  97. Rental bikes
  98. Drama Review: Strong Woman Do Bong Soon
  99. Movie Review: Before We Vanish
  100. Neko Neko Nii Maid Café: Halloween Pop up event
  101. The Three Sovereigns
  102. LGTB in South Korea
  103. Japanese street food
  104. Shanghai Disney Resort (Halloween)
  105. Mumun Pottery
  106. Boygroup: SF9
  107. Shanghai Comic convention 2017
  108. Izanagi & Izanami
  109. 8 Creepy Chinese Legends
  110. F.T.Island Live [X] Concert in Amsterdam
  111. Movie Review: Alice: Boy From Wonderland
  112. Movie Review: Ichi the Killer
  113. Movie Review: The Precipice Game
  114. 10 Creepy Korean Legends
  115. Movie Review: The house of the disappeared
  116. Halloween in Japan
  117. 10 Creepy Japanese Legends
  118. Halloween in China
  119. Halloween in Korea
  120. Social Media in China? No!
  121. G-Dragon’s World tour Act lll Motte Concert in Amsterdam
  122. Camera Japan Festival
  123. Movie Review: Noise
  124. Heungbu and Nolbu
  125. Konpeitō
  126. Yellow River Valley Civilization
  127. Chinese Street Food
  128. Restaurant Review: Takumi Dusseldorf – Rotterdam
  129. Restaurant review: Set Noodle & Hotpot – Maid cafe edition
  130. Jeulmun Pottery
  131. Boyband: NEWS
  132. Recipe: Sesame Cold noodles
  133. Wild KARD World Tour Lisbon
  134. Recipe: Noodles with a twist
  135. Movie Review: 10 Promises to my dog
  136. Review: Hite
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  138. Movie Review: Ode to my father
  139. Drama review: Hwarang
  140. Why Koreans “hate” Japanese..
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Highly popular with Chinese families and business groups, this 198-room hotel showcases the country’s public bathing culture in its extreme. More than 70 public pools congregate in an immense, outdoor hot spring zone, each with a different theme, from the TCM pond to the Turkish Doctor Fish pond to the sizzling Volcano pond.

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While city hopping around Shanghai, we decided to take a day or two off and enjoy it in some hot springs as soon as we found out there’s an entire part based around hot springs. We spend a couple of hours finding the right one, some of them are super luxurious and in that case also very expensive. But we found EA Springs, they offer a wide variety of baths for a fair price.

What are hot springs?
A hot spring is a spring produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater that rises from the Earth’s crust. While some of these springs contain water that is a safe temperature for bathing, others are so hot that immersion can result in injury or death. However Hot springs are a very regularly visited sight in Asia, the warmth of the water of different degrees is supposed to be good for you health and your skin.  There are different types of hot springs, man made baths like EA spring or natural pools as you have them in Iceland.

汤山温泉度假区 Tangshan Hot Spring

Tangshan Hot Spring is the No. 1 of the China Four Major Spas. It is the only hot spring that has obtained double certification from European & Japanese hot spring water quality. Tangshan got its name because of the hot spring. It was regarded as the “Holy Spring” by the emperor of the Southern Dynasty since more than 1500 years ago and was well-received by the officials and literati.

Easpring Tangshan
Adress: No. 8 Wenquan Road, Tangshan Town, Jiangning District
江宁区汤山街道温泉路8号; +86 25 51190666;
Price: Nightly rate from RMB 580 (US$93.2) plus 15 percent,
RMB 100 ($16) per person to enter the hot springs zone for hotel guests,
RMB 218 ($35) for outside guests; official website http://nj.ea-spring.com

We booked the room online at booking.com as we always do with any trip we go on. We booked a room in the hotel but when we arrived we were upgraded for the same price of to a small almost private hut on the grounds with our own private pool. As we were visiting the springs in the fall (oktober) it was fairly quiet in the entire hotel. We noticed right away that the springs and the hotel are separate but you pay less for the visit when you stay in the hotel. We already got our moneys worth with our own hot pool in the backyard.  We got shown around the room, it had shutter doors which gave it a really chinese feel. The Aji (cleaning lady) showed us in but after we came back to agree to the upgrade the first very well stocked mini fridge was now completely empty. But we still got some complimentary drinks!  The small shop in the hotel had only some chips, soft drinks and instant lamian to buy.. and a lot of swim suits of course. But we bought some chips and soda’s since we’d been carrying around our own bottles since they’re super cheap at the chinese carrefour.

Please be aware when you visit this hotel, bring your own food and drinks unless you’re okay with eating Chinese dinner and breakfast or want a snack or alcoholic beverage while in your room!

When we were settled we filled our pool, which was impressive as it pumped really hard and filled up the deep tub in about 5 minutes with scorching hot water. There really is nothing better than sitting outside, looking at the sky and the vegetation around you while sitting in a hot bath, with a cold drink and good company. Just this made me relax beyond believe.  We must have sat in it (on and off)  for about three hours. (With the sounds of a couple a couple of doors over getting some loving on……..) We let them know however that we could hear the entire thing and it got quiet!

Afterwards we went to get a bite to eat, people around us we’re in their bathrobes and with wet hair and it just felt really good and relaxed. We picked a hot pot type situation with some vegetables supposedly being cauliflower, however when it came instead of cauliflower it was cabbage. We added the cold meat we ordered separately and ate until we were full. We came back to our room after checking our messages in the lobby, Wifi isn’t working in the hut rooms. Then we sat in the pool for 2 or 3 more hours after refilling it with hot steaming water. We hit the beds after and slept until the sun came up, the beds were comfortable and you could hear birds and the wind around you since we hadn’t fully closed the windows as the weather was good outside.

When the morning came we got ready and had some food to eat, the typical Chinese breakfast. fried rice, meat, pork buns, sweet buns, rice porridge, eggs and more. But after 2 weeks we were really used to it and ate a lot, took some yoghurt cups for later and soon enough got our 24h tickets to the springs and when we went in we were blown away, granted it ended up being two rainy days.

EA springs has around 50 pools and then the 30 private spring pool huts. Every pool has a different temperature and different herbs or ‘flavours’. We got to sit in red wine and coconut milk. They also have a turkish dr fish pool. Which was scary at first because as soon as you step into it what looks like 100s of fish come swimming towards you and start nibbling on your skin. But by the time I was used to the nipping feeling I sat there for almost an hour being eaten alive.

They have 1 large Leisure pool and a couple of mud, salt or heated sand ‘baths’ but you pay extra for these. The staff brings you warm tea every 10 or 20 minutes and you can buy some food. Foods like hot bath boiled eggs and peanuts. When you’re done with the bath they have roman style warm marble floors you can lay on to dry off and they have a relaxing room where you can buy a few more snacks while relaxing in amazing chairs. If you do you have to change into a snazzy silk outfit.

Opinion
8/10
I give this hotel and it’s facilities a 8 out of 10 because, as we were there during a down season, there weren’t many people around. We could take our time and relax completely. The staff besides not speaking english is absolutely friendly and help out with everything. However, there is not much to do around the hotel, no shops or restaurants or even people. There are supposed to be some caves but we had no idea how to find them by foot. Though if you want a relaxed day or two give this hotel a shot. Enjoy any of the 50 baths and if you can upgrade to the private pool hut so you can enjoy the water until the middle of the night.

 

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