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Sauna at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth
I'm staying at a conference in Montreal, at the Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth hotel.
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July 2018, Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Pool at the Hilton Sorrento Palace
While touring the Naples area, we stayed in Sorrento, at the Hilton Sorrento Palace. They had a nice pool, with a view of the Vesuvius!
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July 2018, Hilton Sorrento Palace, Sorrento, Italy
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

LivingWell at Heathrow Airport
The LivingWell gym club has a facility at the Terminal 4 Hilton in Heathrow. Is it any good?
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July 2018, Hilton Terminal 4, Heathrow Airport, London, United Kingdom
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Travel

Tegelhagens Badplats
100 meter commute to the office from the hotel. Free bikes at the hotel. And a nice beach a bike ride away. Cannot complain!
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June 2018, Tegelhagens Badplats, Sollentuna, Sweden
Biking (Bike-City, Track-Trail, Track-Road, Outdoor); Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Sea, Beach)

Cleaning up rat shit in the cabin
+10C, raining, high winds, cleaning up ratshit in the cabin, a fallen tree on our swimspot... HAPPY MIDSUMMER!!!
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June 2018, Arkko summer cottage, Teisko, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Lake, Beach)

Cave Radios with Bo Lenander
I had an opportunity to interview Bo Lenander, Swedish Speleological Society, about cave electronics and communications equipment. In this video he explains the equipment that he has built and what it can be used for. And then we try it out in the Gotland's Lummelunda cave!
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(Suomenkielinen versio)

June 2018, Lummelunda, Gotland, Sweden
Caving (Rock, Rock-Limestone, Morphology-Karst, Basic, Boating, Swimming, Equipment); Swimming (Indoor, Underground, Water, Waterbody-Cave)

While at the caver's camp, I felt like I needed a shower... and a sauna. Solbergabadet in Visby to the rescue!
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June 2018, Solbergabadet, Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

45 minutes before I need to be at the airport. But I'm sweaty. Is there a sauna that I could visit? Yes there is. Santa's sauna.
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May 2018, Santasport, Rovaniemi, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Benvengudo, near Arles, France. Nice pool!
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May 2018, Benvengudo, Arles, France
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Pool at the Big Bear Frontier
When visiting the Big Bear Lake ski areas, I stayed one night in the village, and obviously had to try their pool. Even if there was no sauna...
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March 2018, Big Bear Frontier, Big Bear Lake, California, USA
Swimming (Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Another visit to Kuusijärvi
1/ It is -15C 2/ I had a nice smoke sauna & dip to lake 3/ But my car... dead. Now waiting for the tow truck.
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February 2018, Kuusijärvi, Vantaa, Finland
Sauna (Smoke); Swimming (Outdoor, Ice, Water, Waterbody-Lake, Beach)

Swim in the East Itäkeskuksen Uimahalli
I visited the Itäkeskus swimming hall after many years of not being there. It is one of my favourite community swimming pools.
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February 2018, Itäkeskuksen uimahalli, Helsinki, Finland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Underground, Waterbody-Pool)

February Swim
I went for a swim in the Allas Sea Pool today, again. Except that now it is February, and it is -5 C outside.
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February 2018, Allas, Helsinki, Finland
Swimming (Outdoor, Ice, Beach, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Sauna at the Grand Hotel Beau Rivage
Janne and I visited Interlaken, and stayed at the Grand Hotel Beau Rivage. A grand, old style hotel, and I of course also wanted to visit their pool & saunas department.
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January 2018, Grand Hotel Beau Rivage, Interlaken, Switzerland
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

Upper House Spa. Wow.
It was worth waking up at 6:45am for this. If I wanted to visit the Upper House Spa at the 20th floor of this Göteborg skyscraper, I had go early before my meetings.
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January 2018, Upper House, Göteborg, Sweden
Swimming (Indoor, Outdoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool); Sauna (Normal)

Kazakhstan Sauna!
It turned out that our hotel, the Uyut in Almaty had a sauna, and a small jacuzzi. The sauna was almost too hot, and there was no way to throw water on it.
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January 2018, Hotel Uyut, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Sauna (Normal); Swimming (Indoor, Water, Waterbody-Pool)

This is the 11th set of articles. The previous sets were set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4, set 5, set 6, set 7, set 8, set 9, and set 10. The next sets are set 12, and set 13.

The Planetswimmer articles appeared originally in the Blogspot Planetskier series, at TGR posts, or at the Relaa website. See also the articles about skiing, urban exploration, climbing, cycling, flying, caves, and saunas.