The popular gay and lesbian friendly hotel in the past few weeks. I hope to get back there again some day. Evidently he was displeased about something. Homosexuality is not and has never been illegal in Turkey but any sexual action gay or straight in venues open to public can be a reason for closure of the venues for a short time period. When I was in Istanbul in the spring of I was told the Suleymaniye Hamam would not admit lone males as part of its family orientation.
I have heard personal accounts about the tellaks.
It is there, and it is proud. In Syria and presumably other parts of the Arab worldthe cloth is closer to a full-fledged, large though thin towel, making clean your nether regions a little trickier though still doable. Occasionally the door would open and someone would leave, while someone else would enter. Did he fancy us? The bath has both men and women's section, mostly visited by local Turks. This is a double bath, with separate sections for men and women.
Two young foreigners walk into a gay Turkish hamam? It may not be wise to go all the way just for a bath visit, if you are not staying nearby, but Uskudar has many other places to visit. You enter the hammam, which is often located a few steps under street level, into a large open room in Latin, apodyteriumwhich has platform seating lining the walls. I have to mention that full service costs about 40 Euros, not 20 as you mentioned here. Reviewed August 29, via mobile Great Hamam Off tourist area.