Travel dreams

Wouldn’t you love to skip out of work to spend some quiet time in a beautiful hammam spa in, oh- Istanbul?

The Hammam at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul

You can!

Stay at the beautiful Ciragan Palace Kempinski and enjoy being treated like royalty. Room rates are from about four hundred Euros to EUR 5,200 for the three bedroom corner palace suite.

The Health Club at the Ciragan Palace Kempinski hotel in Istanbul

Photography: Istanbul by Joel Lopata

Photographer (and PhD friend of mine) Joel Lopata‘s recent snapshots of Istanbul are so striking that it might just be time for me to add another location to my travel wish list.

photos by Joel Lopata

Although Joel’s travel photos are my personal favourites, his live music photos and wedding photos are also quite incredible. Have a peek into his portfolio here.