Pompeii, Naples Italy
During our visit to Pompeii, we were only shown a small sampling of the baths. The day was filled with exciting places to see and things to do, Pompeii was actually our last destination of the day and it's getting late. We had to make sure the cruise ship does not leave us. Many times we feel like contestants in the Amazing Race, not against each other but with adventure, thrill and time. Time! And of course, the tour company wants to leave some time for us to shop around and help with the economy. :-D I got myself a few magnets and a book :-)
The little piece of the baths that we saw were impressive. Complete with hot and cold rooms and a separate room for male and female, the old baths of Pompeii makes me imagine of 5 star spa these days. (Not that I've been to any of them... Would love to, though... And you know, imagination is limitless, right?) What makes it even more impressive is that there weren't any fancy technology at that time. Yet, the Pompeians managed to create the temperature controlled rooms. Floors were elevated. Underneath were aqueducts where hot water runs through and releases heat. I probably need to consult history books for more accurate information on that... I remember one snippet of the tour guide's words: "Fever is a sign that the body is fighting something. Therefore, they've created artificial heat to help the body fight its ailments." That's why they think baths can do miracles! (*wink*).
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