Best Turkish Baths – Hamams In Istanbul

Best Turkish Baths – Hamams in Istanbul The Turkish baths are the Ottoman version of the Roman baths. They are a place created to combine the cleanliness of the body and relaxation, although they also fulfill a social and cultural function. Etymologically, the word Hammam (the name in Arabic) means “that expels heat.” Currently and […]

An English girl’s guide to getting naked in a Hammam

“A trip to Turkey isn’t complete without a visit to a Turkish bath!” That’s what my friends told me as I left the UK for a week’s holiday in Istanbul. Being a stereotypically reserved English girl I was not sure stripping off in front of strangers was my idea of a holiday. Nevertheless, on the […]