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In which I visit a Turkish bath

Happy Halloween!

Today I ran some errands (the Turkish post office is very confusing!) but mostly took it easy. In the afternoon I went to one of the best-known hamams (Turkish baths) in the city, … 908 more words


Turkish Baths

A Turkish Bath is something about which I thought I knew a thing or two, being a steam room regular for awhile now, and especially after reading up on the catastrophic 2009 World Sauna Championship that left the two finalists dead.  1,247 more words

Middle East 2012


There weren’t many “must dos” for either Pat or myself in Turkey.  Mostly the plan was to simply travel around, eat good food, absorb a bit of the culture, and if we found a little sunshine along the way, so much the better.  434 more words