Going to the Spice Bazaar and the Grand Bazaar had to be one of the most overwhelming but wonderful experiences in Istanbul. At certain times, there would be so many people that you couldn’t stop at a shop or booth – you just moved with the flow. But then you would find yourself alone with no idea how you got to that part of the Bazaar or how to get back to where you came from. Bright colored lanterns hanging everywhere. Baskets of spices creating wonderful smells. Turkish Delights calling to you from across pathways. Men attempting pick-up lines at every turn. Very, Very different from going to Walmart…well, maybe not the pick-up lines.
Filed under Market, Travel
I found a guidebook that called this city the Camelot of Africa. And it makes sense – the city is full of castles. Well, my photos include zero of these castles…but, see, I needed a title that didn’t specifically state the name of the town, but still reflects the town, so it works fine for me (safety purposes and all…)
These are from my 3rd week here, when I went on a trip to this beautiful old city to visit its churches, high overlooks, and great market. I had coffee on top of a hill looking over the city, almost got robbed in the market, and found my art history textbooks coming to life in the old churches. Overall, I think it was a fantastic day.