Thursday, April 19, 2012

Bazaar Experience

The Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar in Istanbul- Amazing.

Overwhelming is an understatement. Businessmen in the bazaar are waiting at every turn to offer their goods. The Grand Bazaar, a giant labyrinth in Istanbul, is the biggest indoor bazaar in the world, boasting over 3000 shops. The scene inside the bazaar is lively and rich with color. Furthermore, the variety of goods is incredible- leather, gold, rugs, antiques, pottery, and belly dancer costumes…

Need a colorful rug?

Need a colorful dish?

Need a colorful scarf?

Need a colorful lamp?

Perhaps you came to the bazaar lookng for a colorful whirling dervish?
Look no further!

Wanna Sultan hat? They have it!

Need a snack? or spice? or "relax tea"?

According to something I read when I couldn't fall back asleep after the early morning call to prayer from the local mosque, the spice bazaar was built by a Turkish sultan in 1660 and originally, was run by chemists of Istanbul. Amid it’s colorful atmosphere and fragrant markets, shoppers can find seeds, plants, fruits, nuts, delicatessen items and of course, an endless variety of spices.

Put your nose right here. X

Can you smell it? Incredible isn‘t it?
Where else coudl you buy grape leaves and a bra at the same stop? Bazaar!

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