Another Header

August 13, 2012

Turkey: Istanbul, Çemberlitaş Hamamı


The New Mosque: Istanbul’s sights are close enough to walk to but it is hard on the body.

A visit to Istanbul would not be complete without a visit to a Turkish bath or haman.   At least that’s what the guidebooks say, though I’m not sure why.  But for us this declaration applies even though our last visit to a bath was far from unequivocally pleasant.  Indeed, (more…)

Advertisements

August 7, 2012

Turkey: Istanbul, Şehzade Mosque and the Valens Aqueduct


Şehzade Mosque’s courtyard

Two interesting yet less visited sights in Istanbul are located near each other.  The 16th Century Şehzade Mosque and the 4th Century Valens Aqueduct are a few hundred feet and 1,180 years of history apart.

(more…)

Blog at WordPress.com.