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