Istanbul – Bazaar – 4

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’ Not all the souvenirs on sale in the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul are tourist tat. Some areas in the market sell some seriously expensive articles – the way to tell which shops these are, is that the people selling these antiques and collector’s items don’t hassle passers-by. TheyContinue reading “Istanbul – Bazaar – 4”

Istanbul – Spice Bazaar – 3

This extract is from ‘Travel Tales from Exotic Places like Salford’ I made the mistake of lingering for three seconds looking at a blue T-shirt of Istanbul. “Welcome back,” said a voice. “Thank you,” I said. “You have been here before I think.” “Yes I have,” I said, “in 1999 and 1990.” “I have been hereContinue reading “Istanbul – Spice Bazaar – 3”