If you get the chance, watch Andrew Zimmern's visit to Istanbul, Cappadocia, and Dalyan on the Travel Channel. The show features a whirling dervish performance at Sirkeci Station; a brief visit to Hagia Sophia; mineral mud bath in Dalyan; massage at Cemberlitas Hammami (ladies, the massage/bath on the men's side is 10x better than what we receive - geez); a shave and Qtip fire trim US$3.00 in Istanbul; and a visit to one of the man-made underground cities in Cappadocia. It looked like a spectacular trip!
Last year, I bumped into an American who spotted Andrew Zimmern at the Grand Bazaar and said hello to him. How anyone would recognize this guy in a crowd is baffling. When questioned, he disclosed that he wasn't in Istanbul for his standard 'unusual food' television segment, but was just passing through the city. Now we know. This was a great segment and illustrates a range of activities, scenery, and sights. Now, I want to work on improving the women's section of Istanbul's hammamis(!).