By Marge Tubalkain-Trell
TALLINN - When a friend of mine kindly pointed to my pale and sickly complexion, I decided to go to Tervise Paradiis, a spa and water park in Pärnu, to try to get that healthy glow that the season always promises but sometimes can’t provide.
The resort is located close to the sea, and I can imagine how great the views from the hotel rooms are. Tickets to the water park and its many attractions are valid for three hours or a whole day.
The first stop was the dressing room, which I was relieved to find was separate for men and women — when I visited the pool at another spa, in Pirita, the co-ed dressing room had been something of a surprise. In the washing room are a sauna and a cold pool.
Impatient to get to the main event, I didn’t spend much time in the sauna. And finally, there I stood in among the chutes — tubular water slides — and the various other pools and opportunities to relax, all waiting for me.
First I tried the children’s chute, the shortest one. Quite good, but not comparable to the cascade, which came next. It was similar to a chute, but the water flows much faster and there were ups and downs, which the chute lacked. We all grabbed each other and started our trip down. I got stuck and had a hard time getting out of there, but it was fun.