- natural rocks that make up a pool filled with spring water
- sexy people with pretty bikinis
- peaceful, quiet surrounding
So I headed to Beitou Hot Spring (北投) for some au naturale bathing experience. Beitou is one of the most famous hot spring resort in Taiwan. The Beitou bath houses are modeled after the old school Japanese bath house. You see, I was so excited to go there...
As soon as we reached there..................... MAN! THIS PLACE STINKS LIKE SHIT!!!!!! It's because of the sulfur. No one told me sulfur smells like cow dung! I would have mentally prepared for that if someone would have told me about it.
And worst of all..... the public bath is not like what I've imagined. There are fat, old, wrinkly, sagging meat walking and soaking in the public bath.... NAKED! Well, if you're a fan of old naked men or women, then this is your place. The public bath is totally backfired my expectation, so I headed to the private bath which is in the same bath house and for the same amount of money.
The private bath is not any better. It's good in a sense that you don't have naked strangers walking in front of you that makes you wanna dig out your eyeballs, but it's nehhhh..... The place is dirty. I'm not sure they even clean the place up after every use.
At least you can keep your belongings safely with you in the hut.
I really didn't dare to bathe myself in the tub. So we only soak out feet to get the feel of it.
The water is really hot. No wonder they call it a hot spring.
I am so thankful, they have proper vanity and hairdryer inside.
This is by far the worst turn off during my Taiwan trip. Nonetheless, I am still hopeful. I will return, but I shall try other bath house. To play safe, I think I will stay in those hot spring resort. It is much more pricier but I think it wouldn't be as bad as this.
Now, for the last week Taiwan giveaway, I have picked one lucky person...... She is....
Dear Alie, please send me an email with your mailing address. You didn't leave your email so I don't know how to contact you. Congrats!