Actually I’ve expected something different than a public swimming pool thing with hot water that smelled like old eggs – but I loved it! There was a whole bunch of Asian tourists, a pack, so to say, and they all went there – and we thought the Waiwera thermal spa wasn’t that famous… But then, it was quite a big area with a lot of different pools, so it was okay.
It’s been such a long time since I’ve last been to a pool like this, or even have a bath, so it was pretty awesome. The water temperatures ranged from about 28°C to 48°C (that was the “Lava Pool”, and we couldn’t get in without boiling our skin), and I prefered the ones in the middle, the so-called Sapphire Pool and the Opal Pool, they were about 38°C and 41°C. It was so relaxing! You just dive into the water and feel every muscle in your body finaly relax, and you think “How long has it been since the last time I was that relaxed?” Strangely enough I still need a massage.
Afterwards we (a friend and I) went to the cinema, we watched “Alice in Wonderland” and it was great, more colourful than the other movies by Tim Burton, but still amazingly exaggerated. It was great. It’s not my favourite movie of him, though, it appeared kind of not ready to me. But I love Johnny Depp as the Hatter. He’s done quite a good job again. He always does, doesn’t he.
This week (next, as the Germans say) I will try to relax a bit more and not do that much. But, alas, it’s the Pakiri Camp. Bugger, this will be exhausting, no matter what. But I can manage this too. I believe in myself more than before now.