Apparently over the years on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook I’ve taken great efforts to get pictures of myself in bathtubs. The idea of taking a bath to me is greatly indulgent, it’s a ceremony which requires more time than a shower and involves soaking the muscles and perhaps reading a book, and occassionally drinking some rum from a bottle. Thanks to a recent poll on Twitter, my readers have asked for a list of my best bathtub experiences… this is field journalism at its finest and not just an excuse to show off. Here’s me in a couple of tubs.
To start off with, I should mention that I don’t know where all of these bath pictures come from. Some of them, like this one are a bit of a mystery to me. I do think this bathtub was found in a very expensive property that was on sale in Norfolk and I just jumped into it while on a viewing and shouting, “Take a picture.”
Arad, Romania. While Airbnb hopping through Europe from 2017- 2020, I did have the chance to enjoy a number of bathtubs. Arad Romania is a part of the country which is not overly known for its vast tourism trade. It is certainly an engaging city but when I was travelling there on a 48 hour bus ride from Spain, the driver did ask several times if I knew where I was going and, when I confirmed, asked why.
Technically not a bath. But this does prove my dedication to the cause. As a committed bather I saw a rock pool that looked like a bath and jumped into it. This was January 2020, a time in Malta which is not actually well known for being particularly warm. It was a surprise. Incidentally, in Malta I can wholeheartedly recommend AX Hotel if you’re looking for that James Bond feel.
#Chilterns View. UK. Bathtub in a safari tent.
Chilterns View is a marvel of a glamping site. Located on a farm I was able to visit them in 2018 for some well deserved R&R and got the chance to enjoy their new safari tent lodge. Now, for ambience, comfort and the unique indulgence of lying in a deep Victorian bathtub in a tent- then you gotta try this. Full review on Chilterns can be found on our website.
#Norwich. Donnie’s Pad.
Apparently I also thought that my bathtub considerations would be better spent in a shirt and tie with a good book. I believe that black and white photographs can make almost anything seem classy as well.
Once or twice I have miscalculated the size of a bath while booking an Airbnb. If you have a thing for tiny little bathtubs you should definitely visit Denia Spain. This tub isn’t going to be small for everyone, I am six foot six so that was a problem.
Honestly, I have no clue what I’m doing in tis photograph. Guitar, my trusty cowboy hat, a hammer and a bottle of Captain Morgans? Also, why am I wearing those shorts and why on earth am I concerned about the time?
#Manna Bay. South Africa. Cape Town.
Ah, Manna Bay. Cape Town. I loved this place. Genuinely loved loved loved it. Big bathtubs, big beds, loads of room. Great food. Great atmosphere. Amazing scenery. I spent far too much time in that tub.