In Quest Of: The healing power of Taiwan’s hot springs

8 months ago 48

TAIPEI – With small squares of wet towels placed on their heads, two elderly women chat softly inside the steaming pool. Next to me, a middle-aged woman and her daughter scrub themselves briskly while seated, before rinsing under a shower.

We are a group of strangers in our birthday suits, performing our ablutions before entering pools of misty water, in scenes reminiscent of a Japanese onsen.

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