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Why I loved my Airbnb in Reykjavik with no shower

I stayed at an Airbnb in Reykjavik in March 2016

Most people, when they heard I had booked an Airbnb in Reykjavik with no shower, reacted with shock. What, no shower? How can you stay there? They wondered. I continued to tell them about the public bath right by the apartment, how I could go there every morning and have a relaxing bath. Most people were still not convinced. They could not imagine a place without a shower. I had great faith in my choice myself.

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Dogo Onsen in Matsuyama

I visited Dogo Onsen in July, 2015

According to legend, the hot spring (onsen) at Dogo was discovered back in ancient times when an injured white heron healed itself in the hot spring. Suffering from an injured shin, the heron soaked its wing in the water every day until one day the bird was healed and flew away. Word quickly spread through Japan about the water’s ability to heal.

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