Whirling Dervishes, Istanbul

This is one of the more spiritual experiences in Turkey’s biggest city. The Dervishes come from a small Islamic sect who try to submerge the “self” in love through a pirouetting dance in heavy flowing costumes. It’s currently being held in the atmospheric, 19th century waiting room of the main railway station in Istanbul – which used to be the terminus of the Orient Express – so you kill two birds with one stone watching the Dervishes.