Every street you walk in, on each side, you see different kind of restaurants, coffee shops, sweets shops. And all the vitrines are loaded with appetizing food, presented and displayed in a very beautiful way that you must stop and have a look and of course go inside and pick something. It’s mouthwatering.
The two places you have to visit when you go to Istanbul are the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Bazaar. The streets are loaded with tourists.
The Grand Bazaar is one of the largest covered markets in the world with 5,000 shops and 60 streets. It is well known for its jewelry, hand-painted ceramics, carpets, embroideries, spices and antique shops. And once you enter the Bazaar, you are lost. You never go out from the same door you get in to the Bazaar. It’s like a labyrinthe there. So exciting. You keep saying, Oooh, look at that, look at this!! Woow.
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The Spice Bazaar is one of the oldest bazaars in the city. Located in Eminönü, it is the second largest covered shopping market after the Grand Bazaar. It is known for the large choice of spices, turkish delights, different kind of nuts, dried fruits, jewelry. Once you’re in, you are amazed by the display and the aroma of the spices and the perfume.
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Turkish Delights are the best traditional sweets you can taste in Istanbul. The tastes differe from the coconut coating , the pistachios filling to the rose-water. All very delicious. They’re cut in small cubes and some have different shapes. Some are made of sugar, some of honey. I’ll let the pictures tell you how yummi they are.