hamam type of afternoon

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If you’re ever in Turkey – spending a couple of hours in a traditional hamam is an absolute must.

A hamam is the Turkish variant of the Roman bath, the sauna or steam bath but distinguishes itself from other variants through its focus on water and not purely steam. A Turkish bath is a method of cleansing and relaxation – both of which we experienced at the historical Aga Hamami in Taksim, Istanbul.

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merhaba

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A train ride paid for by a stranger, a marriage proposal and a new snapchat friend – not bad for our first hour in Istanbul.

Couple that with a totally adorable air bnb studio, a stroll through Taksim square and a delicious first meal – oh, and the friendliest people ever – we’e got a pretty good first impression of Istanbul.
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