More info about travel to Istanbul: Istanbul is a city of experiences and one of the most memorable is enjoying a Turkish bath. Turks brought the steam bath with them from Central Asia, blended it with the Roman bath culture they found here, and created the Turkish bath. Today, baths welcome tourists and give a peek into a rich tradition. Subscribe at for weekly updates on more European destinations.

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  2. does anyone know if Turkey is a dog friendly country ? Originally we were planning on travelling in  a caravan with our puggle through southern Europes dog friendly places but would really like to experience less touristy places like Turkey
     we would really appreciate any feedback

  3. I've been to that hamam and all i can come up with is AWESOME and AMAZING…Thank you rick steves for guiding me to the right hamam…btw ur my idol i really wish i could be like u

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