The Grand Bazaar !

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The Grand Bazaar!
 
The Grand Bazaar
This morning we're going to the grand bazaar!

The market of all markets, the Grand Bazaar (

colorful and noisy) in Istanbul offers a shopping experience like no other! Also known as Kapalicarsi, the Grand Bazaar is located in Sultanahmet, an area swarming with tourists and rich with history.

The Grand Bazaar is home to over 4000 shops and is the largest covered market in Turkey. Look for bargains on anything and everything ranging from lamps, leather goods, hand made crafts, beautiful pottery, woven carpets, colourful stones and hard to find brassware. Various restaurants also litter the market place so come hungry and ready to shop!

When shopping at the Grand Bazaar, there are a few important things to keep in mind.

The Grand Bazaar!
First off, never settle on the asking price. The vendors expect you to haggle so haggle you must!

The vendors expect you to haggle so haggle you must! Barter on the price but don’t forget it's there job and business, they know you want to buy, so be patient and you will see, at the end you take it with you for a verry good price. Also, be very aware of pickpockets. Keep your money and purse where you can see it at all times! Vendors usually only accept cash so be sure to bring enough for all your bargains.

 

While shopping, I was asked if I wanted to participate in an interview on Turkish television.
I immediately said yes, and who knows maybe a new star is born! (i like to dream ) LOL!!
 
KeikoCreative says:
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha "A Star"!
No comments LOL
Posted on: Mar 10, 2009
JP-NED says:
Yes they gave me a good price for 4 outside lights to set up as mood lighting in the garden.
Posted on: Mar 09, 2009
YantiSoeparno says:
Hi star wannabe, what did you buy there? Did you get good prices?
Posted on: Mar 09, 2009
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Interview for the Turkish televisi…
Interview for the Turkish televis…
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The Grand Bazaar!
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