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Urgup City Hamam

Scubbed Up in Urgup
Inside the Urgup City Hamam I'm instructed to undress (I've brought my swimsuit) in one of the changing rooms. My clothes are locked in a locker.

Wrapped in a towel, I'm escorted to the bath area, a large common space surrounded by smaller shower rooms. An octagonal slab bathed in light from a glass dome overhead dominates the area. I lie here roasting slowly.

My tellak (masseur) is a young, attractive Turkish man. He leads me into a private room where he lathers, loofahs and rinses me, then applies a pressure point massage that's therapeutic almost -- but not quite -- to the verge of being painful.

I feel great leaving the hamam, my skin is soft and my muscles weak.

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