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A trip to Istanbul is not complete without a visit to the Grand Bazaar. But hold your horses. Without proper advice, what is supposed to be a great oriental bargain hunt may become a big disillusion at best, or even a small nightmare.

When to Visit the Grand Bazaar

Morning or Evening –The truth of the matter [...]

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The Grand Bazaar in the historical part of Istanbul is an intriguing maze of over 4.000 shops. Below you’ll find a fair impression it.
There are two versions available: a YouTube version (smaller in size) and a WVM version (bigger in size). The length of both movies is the same: 2:48 min.
Enjoy!
YouTube Version

Local Version

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The Grand Bazaar (Kapalı Çarşı), built in the 15th century, is the oldest covered market in the world. Covering an area of 54.653 square meters, it also still ranks as one of the world’s biggest covered markets. In other words, keep on reading if you want to be prepared before entering this maze of 56 [...]

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The Egyptian or Spice Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı) in Eminönü in the historical part of Istanbul is without a doubt the nicest place in town to stock up on exotic edibles. Below you’ll find a fair impression of it.
There are two versions available: a YouTube version (smaller in size) and a WVM version (bigger in size). [...]

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The Egyptian Bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı), otherwise known as the Spice Bazaar, is the place to be to lay in a fresh supply of spices, nuts, honeycomb, Turkish delight, dried figs, caviar and mature hard Turkish cheese.
You can even find natural Turkish Viagra or herbal love potions on sale, although I wouldn’t expect miracles from those.

Egyptian [...]

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