Souvenirs from the Grand Bazaar

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This visit to Istanbul was actually my second time to the city, and I was so excited to be back! My first time to Istanbul was in June 2009, where I managed to resist buying anything other than fake Ray Bans at the Grand Bazaar. As much as I wanted …

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The Adventure of Buying a Turkish Carpet

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Buying a Turkish carpet is certainly an adventure in Istanbul. Whether or not you originally set out to buy a carpet while you’re here, you will most likely end up with one….or five. Wandering through the Grand Bazaar, men stand outside each shop of jewelry, water pipes, lamps, souvenirs and …

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The New Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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The New Mosque, also named Yeni Camii, lies on the Golden Horn at the southern end of the Galata Bridge in the center of Istanbul. Construction started in 1597 and was completed in 1663. The inside of this mosque is extremely beautiful, with intricate blue and red Turkish tiles, marble columns …

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