A naked sauna or more accurately a mixed sexed and naked sauna is as Austrian as schnitzel, striking mountains and glacier lakes and wonderful hiking – but are we all ready to strip off? On a recent visit one aspect of Austrian life, I realised I knew nothing about was their spa mentality. Or to be more precise, that spas in Austria are all naturist spas.
Desert sands are often described as timeless. But what if you could actually turn back time with a trip to the desert? If you could unravel the culture, people and landscapes of what is a rather new destination to world travellers – Ras Al Khaimah. The United Arab Emirate state is in sharp contrast to its neighbour Dubai, in that it offers a step-back-in-time experience of the Emirates. Dubai is brash and soaring towards the 22nd century – never mind sprinting through the 21st. Abu Dhabi is a glittering insight into Arabian life, but Ras Al Khaimah gives visitors a taste of a bygone age of the Emirates.