Beer Bath, Pilsen & Prague


Beer Unlimited was the” modus operandi”. It was my husband’s birthday and I wanted to give him an incredible experience.  We are not big on material gifts as much as experiences, so I had to ensure it was amazing.

I enlisted the help of a girlfriend and her suggestion was a beer spa. It was simply brilliant and I knew that he would be amazed. My husband truly likes a good beer, his current favorite is Paulaner ( Brewed by German brewery that has been around since 1634).

We drove approximately 11/2 hours from our home in Germany to get Plzeň (also called Pilsen), Czech.  The city of Pilsen, is about 90 kilometres west of Prague. I was super excited, because they are known for amazing beer.  Ironically, I don’t like beer but it was all about the birthday boy ;-).

About 30 minutes after arriving we got to the  Purkmistr Spa, I brought a swim suit…which was not needed.  Basically, you sit in beer, in the nude for about 20 minutes. NO you do not drink the beer you are sitting in! There is a beer keg beside your tub, with the good stuff, and you can drink unlimited beer.

Beer Bath

The spa is absolutely sexy and romantic.

Apparently it was so romantic and sexy because the couple in the next grid over was getting it on.

Check out our bath —->

Sorry I can’t show you the pictures with us in the bath….:-)

Once we started soaking, the effects of the beer was quite swift.  The smell of the beer is actually quite soothing and pleasant.

Beer baths are said to be great for hair and skin regeneration.  It also increases blood circulation and revitalizes the nervous system. The Health Coach in me needed to justify the benefits.

After the bath, we went to the relaxation room and yes, we had more beer. You can meditate and simply be. I wont lie, we chatted the entire time. We were giddy with excitement from the adventure. The experience was yummy and I scored major points with hubby.

Outside the Purkmistr hotel

After the spa, we took a CAB to the city center.  Neither of us were fit to drive :-). We had a nice buzz but we were not drunk.  The city center was simply breathtaking. The architecture was quite intricate and the building were very colorful. Czech, women are quite the fashionistas and very stunning.

Colorful Czech


After our mini tour of the City center, we headed back to our hotel and enjoyed a delicious dinner.


Next day—-> we were off to Prague. Okay, I was not prepared for the grandeur of the buildings and how packed the city was. Tourist from all over were crammed into the city center.  I cannot emphasize enough the intricacy of the craftsmanship on the building.

Of all the amazing buildings I saw, I fell in love with the astronomical clock.  I took these pictures on my phone.  They do no justice but I hope it gives even a semblance of Czech and more specifically what I saw in Prague. Just take a look at all the details surrounding this building.  Sculptors carefully crafted to adorn the building.

The architects were simply all about details. No wonder Prague is one of the place many people visit. It’s also not expensive, as the Euro is by far stronger than the Czech Koruna (CZk)

The clock
Astronomical Clock

All in all, I would love to go to Prague again, I believe we only scratched the surface.

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28 Days In Germany!

Army wife living the life is my new mantra.  Fort Bliss to East Camp Graffen, what a stark contrast!

My family and I arrived at Ramstein Airforce Base, after 3 plane rides and  hours of flying.  It was long and grueling.  We spent one day in Ramstein at a very quaint hotel etched in the side of the mountain. It was beautiful. Next day we drove by bus for 4 hours to Grafenwoehr.

So 28 days in, my take on it?

We have been living in a hotel for approximately 28 days. It sounds fun right? WRONG! If you are anything like me, I love space and abhor clutter. I am a minimalist and don’t need a lot, but I do like space, and things neatly packed away.

Since  arriving at East Camp Graffen,  it has snowed practically every day, and the sun has made a few appearances.  Being an Island girl, I am sure you can feel my pain. Dreaming of flip flops and coconut water. Surprisingly, my body seems to like the cold. I just can’t wrap my head around the amount of clothes I have to wear daily, did I mention I was a minimalist :-).


If you have been following me for a while, you know that I am the food police, Certified Health Coach (Institute for Integrative Nutrition). I have been a Health & Wellness advocate for a number of years. My daily routine involves some kind of green juice, shake, berries, tons of organic deliciousness. Healthy all the way! So imagine my shock….

The Food Court is laden with mostly fast food restaurants. Our (hubby and I) stomachs were not happy and spoke to us in ways we never want to hear again. We found the Supermarket (Commissary) and been cooking our own food ever since. You would be surprise how quickly you can adapt to very little!

We have visited a few German Super Markets, no need to look for organic labeling since they have banned Genetically Modified foods here. Winning!

Getting my work out on!

The gym has been my safe haven. It is state of the ART, equipment for days. There is spinning, yoga, a version of Crossfit training etc. I won’t lie though I truly miss doing hot yoga and just practicing daily.

Before getting our car, I would cut across the snow laden field, just to get my fit on. The walk is about 15 minutes long and it is sometimes as low as 10degrees…Resilience.  Note to self, If you truly want something you will find a way.

Outside the Base

It took about 2 weeks before we went anywhere outside of the base. We visited Weiden, we loved every bit of it. My husband enjoyed some German beer, while I drank in the richness of the Architecture.

Our second trip was to Nuremberg, that was breath taking. We enjoyed the train ride which was quite reasonably priced , 19Euros two way. We visited a few churches and the Castle.  The details in the churches were unbelievable. The depictions of Christ, Mary is very intricate. In some of the churches were lots of Gold ornaments.  I forgot the names of the churches, I was too awed by the magnificence.




German Culture & Language

Germans don’t appear to be very friendly, and don’t smile unless there is a reason to. Don’t take it personally. They are nice people it’s just cultural to maintain a serious demeanor.

They speak their minds and don’t care for emotional drama. Saying sorry often like American’s do and tipping toeing around feelings, not their thing. They  believe people should manage their own feelings.  I think my husband will fit in quite well here.

There is nothing sexy about the language in my opinion, it is hard to speak, and you can almost hear the seriousness being conveyed. I have been able to read a bit, having studied other languages, but it’s not easy.

By the way don’t ask a German how they are doing if you are not willing to listen. They truly stop to tell you details.  Do make an effort to speak their language before asking  if they speak English (Englisch)?

Pros of being in Germany

Being in Germany allows you access to so many other European countries and travel is affordable. It is not social media oriented, people are not always on their phone, people actually talk to each other. There is lots to do on a budget, and they love to drink ;-).


I love my Ayurvedic herbs and I buy from a specific company, shipping things from overseas can be tricky. Products must approved by the German government, if not it will be blocked by customs and you may be fined heavily.

I have made lots of new contacts so far, yes I will always and forever be a social butterfly. I totally enjoy my days of being a wife, mother and free (for now anyway).

If you have never been to Europe, dust off the passport and get ready for an adventure. I have wanted to lived in Germany and explore Europe…wishes fulfilled!

Stay tuned, I will be sharing my journey, thoughts on Germany, food and all the exciting stuff happening on this side of the world.

As they say in Germany…Tschüss