These are photos of shop windows taken throughout the world. This shop window is from Muslim countries and in them you'll see everything from fruit, gold, lamps, species, a little bit of everything. I like to show the world from my point of view and that's why I take these photos, that are like life itself. This shop window is dedicated to gold, lamps and fruits, fish and more. I hope you like my idea.
Close your eyes, recite that little chant you learned as a kid, tap your heel three times and...you're in the Spice Market! Like any good magician, you want a potion, lotion, or elixir, and how difficult it is to find these things in the 21st century! Who said that exactly? In the Spice Market, you'll find everything!
This market, with over 500 years of history, is a place for lovers of teas and homemade sweets. Aside from spices, nuts, honeycomb, and olive oil soap, you can also find figs, medicinal bark, dried veggies, and hundreds of varieties of teas. Most of the shops have a vacuum sealer so it's no problem to bring plenty of goods home with you.
You have to haggle, chat, laugh, smell, taste...feel the Turkish cheese wrapped in a goat skin, taste a Turkish delight, and weave between the people....welcome to the Spice Bazaar!
Kadikoy is one of the most modern districts in Istanbul. It is where many people cross over from Asian to European. Besides the beauty of its buildings and structures, there are avenues of luxury malls and stores throughout the area. The market is the most economical way to purchase. Buying food for dinner or eating out costs about 8 € in the Asian district which is about 50% cheaper than in Europe.
This little place has it all, a spectacular natural harbour, a castle and museum in one, a mosque, European style bars and restaurants, and a souk or an Arabic indoor bazaar where you can find rings, "tangue" bags in the store beyond. You can lose most of the morning in the covered maze between haggling, and what there is to see and search.
The Grand Bazaar of Istanbul is the closest thing to a big city indoors. You can find all kinds of products, restaurants, cafeterias etc. There are lots of places to refresh after some arduous bargaining. Each stall has its own style, from marble to ceramic.
The old bazaar in Bodrum is the commercial heart of the city. You can find all kinds of handmade products, from leather goods to a variety of sweets and desserts. Make sure to haggle because Turkish merchants love that. If you find yourself in Bodrum, do not miss to visit to buy something at a good price.