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Turkey: Taking a Turkish Bath

March 22, 2016.  “Looking for a true Turkish experience?  Try a public hammam,” advised Rick Steves’ guidebook.  Many of our colleagues had also raved about their own bathhouse visits, so we’d booked a reservation to try one out.  Rick listed two options:   traditional segregated establishments, where men and women bathe in separate quarters and are pampered by members of their own sex.  Or more modern coed facilities, where husbands and wives bathe together but are served only by male attendants. Continue reading Turkey: Taking a Turkish Bath