Saturday, October 27, 2012

Shopping in Turkey

Shopping has never been one of my favorite things, in fact I usually put it off as long as possible. However, in Turkey it was loads of fun. Between the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar and the maze of stores Turkey was a shopper's dream come true. Not only that, but prices are low and can become even lower when the negotiations end.
Dried apricots, figs, dates and other sweet treates are available at the Spice Bazaar. The sweet smell inside is reason enough to visit.
The Grand Bazaar is known as the world's first indoor shopping mall.

 Have you read The Story of Little Babaji by Helen Bannerman? It's set in India and is all about a little boy and his encounter with some tigers. At the beginning of the story he received some new shoes from the Grand Bazaar with "Crimson Soles and Crimson Linings". This story has been a family favorite for several years. Therefore, we couldn't resist the shoes at the bazaar.

Outside the bazaars, the streets are filled with stores. We bought socks, towels, pants and could have gotten much more if we were there longer. On the left is a fabric store and the right the sales clerk is drinking tea. We all had a great time on this adventure. The kids loved it!

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  1. It's lovely when children have the chance to experience a different culture. This is so different to an English market and looks so full of life and colour.

  2. I just featured this post on the Read.Explore.Learn. Facebook page. What a wonderful cultural experience!

  3. Looks like an amazing place to shop. I've often read about Turkish bazaars, so nice to see what they look like. Thanks for sharing on Happy Family Times!

  4. Thanks for linking up to FTF! I love going to street markets! It's such a fun way to immerse oneself in the culture!


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