Here’s a new addition to the
European swimming pool agenda. And this one is not some fancy Parisian resort pool. In fact, it has to be the most remote (and cold) pool I’ve see so far.
Here’s how to find Seljavallalaug pool: From Reykjavík, Iceland, drive two-and-a-half-hours along the coast. Then park and hike 20 minutes past some glaciers, volcanoes, and a waterfall. 😮 Now jump in!
Once you get there, it’s free. In the summer, it might be
“dyed a beautiful shade of green” due to algae, not unlike our own Barton Springs Pool here in Austin.
If I ever make it to Iceland, I’ll remember to bring my swim suit (and a really warm towel)!
Szechenyi Baths in Budapest is now on my fantasy European pool/spa itinerary. Built in 1913, this pool is “the most visited and much praised attraction in Budapest: relaxing, fun, affordable and, at night, romantic.”
Apparently those Hungarians even like to hang out and play chess in the pool (when they’re not making out 🤷🏻♂️).
I went to Playa Del Carmen 🇲🇽 as a kid and need to return
just to swim in this pool.
This post is the official start of a
Mexico section of this blog and a fresh contribution to my swimming pool collection. 🤩
There’s just something about a hotel pool. 🤩 Here are some wet and sunny spots to enjoy around Austin. This picture is of the
Austin Motel pool, but many more are listed in the post.
Another great swimming spot near Wimberly. Perhaps an alternative to the Blue Hole if it’s full or you want to try something new.
Adding to my
Texas swimming holes list.