After 6 months, I (Ingrid) am taking over the blog again. I hope that you all enjoyed the posts of Lars. It wasn’t easy for him, but I think he did a good job. By the way, this doesn’t mean that my depression is completely over, but I am feeling much better again.
Anyway, last year, a nasty bacteria made me very ill in the Czech Republic. After a week in a nasty hospital, I vowed never to return to that country. Or at least not for another year! Honestly, nothing makes you feel more depressed than lying in a dirty bed, deprived of good food and alcohol, while watching one beer ad after another on television.
In the beginning of the year, I had already changed my mind. When we didn’t feel like going home after a pleasant vacation in Leipzig, Lars suggested making a detour and going back to the Czech Republic. I said yes, because I really wanted to taste some Czech beer again. In the country itself.
And thus we found ourselves in the Natural European Beer Spa Centre in Nivy, about 6 kilometers from Karlovy Vary. On the ground floor of this establishment is a restaurant, where most dishes are prepared in a wood oven. Lars and I loved the smoky taste of the dishes. One piece of advice: try the venison. And make sure to taste their homemade beer!
Then we made an exciting discovery. The first floor of the building is namely where the real fun begins: the beer spa. Yes, we are talking about bathing in beer. Completely naked. Or as they state on their website:
After bathing in our beer spas, you will feel the desired effects: your skin will be velvety smooth. This is thanks to the water solution of this truly lively, unfiltered beer saturated with proteins, carbohydrates, an entire spectrum of amino acids and vitamins (mainly of the B group), organic acids and elements (iron, potassium, and others).
The warm beer solution, which is carbonated, cleanses the skin, open pores, and drains toxins from the body, as well as providing the organism with all of the beneficial elements found in the beer; it massages the entire body, eliminates muscle tension, and warms the joints. Heart activity, as well as the activity of the entire circulatory system, is improved.
I always have very dry hair, but after having relaxed for almost 2 (!) hours in the beer, my hair felt as soft as silk! And our skin felt really smooth.
Afraid of being naked with other people? You don’t have to, because you have a wooden cabin all for yourself, with towels and a huge wooden tub filled with bubbling beer. And of course, a beer to consume as well.
And have a look at this!
On the top floor of the spa centre are 9 hotel rooms as well.