“You don’t leave Turkey without going to a hamam.”
I was told by everyone from travel guides, hotel staffs to newly-made friends that a hamam (Turkish bath) experience is not to be missed. It’s a cultural thing—some of the hamams in Istanbul even date back to the Empire days.
Sadly, I missed the historical hamams in Istanbul. But I quickly made up for it with not just one, but two Turkish bath visits in my next Turk cities.