That’s me saved from any gardening after pulling my back… so I’ll just lie back in the bath instead and drink in a European Thermal Cafe.
Today’s Thermal Cafe Zoom invitation was the chance to reengage with the Rediscover Europe’s Thermal Towns campaign.
Thermal resorts have, of course, been with us as long as we’ve had thermals… and I’m not talking vests and long-johns here.
And everyone from royalty to the Great Unwashed have taken the waters around Europe to heal their bones.
More the latter category than the formal although I have cleaned up my act for my forays into Central Europe.
The conversation soon got round, as all good cafe meet-ups do, to coffee.
All of which I’ve grown to love except that I haven’t put the Becherovka in with the coffee with cream on top. Yet!
They all usually go into my belly separately.
I’ve unfinished business with the Czech Republic and a return to Hoptown Zatec is on the cards for their Hop Festival.
The route to wellness
Our friends at the European Route of Historic Thermal Towns, Simone and Catherine, appraised us of how European spa towns are reopening again.
And Southern Europe has 80% bounce back bookings.
There are challenges in Germany though with 16 states with 16 different sets of regulations.
While in France we were informed that they’re allowing only 20 at a time into their thermal baths.
Gee, get G7 leaders moving
The European Route of Historic Thermal Towns lobbies the powers that be hard.
So seeing that we’re all so well connected then we’ve naturally got onto Boris, Biden, Macron and Angela et al ahead of G7 in Cornwall.
Where we just know that they’ll be sharing a thermal spa.
We all arranged to meet again for another Thermal cafe later in the summer.
And we can meet outside for the next European Thermal Cafe, and I’ll promise to keep my top on.
MEET YOU IN THE SPA