Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Hamams were historically (and in rural areas still are) one of the only public
places outside the home that women could socialize. A contemporary Turkish
pop singer, Sibel Tuzun, stages one of her videos in a hamam, in which the
women are ...
Turkish Bath So^erKons Tip 1: you may want to make a point of drinking some
water before going to the hamam. Often there is bottled drinking water available
for sale during your cool-down period (in addition to tea, Coke, beer, etc.), but the
The Baths In addition to those that occupy the basement of most hotels in Cekirge
, there are several historic hamams still in operation in Bursa. Eski Kaplica: There
have been baths here at the "Old Springs" since at least Roman times.
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