Two Americans, until recently resident in Istanbul offer an insider's look at all of Turkey, from its beautiful rugged coastline filled with ancient Greek and Byzantine ruins - featuring two of the world's most admired sites, Troy and Ephesus - to the modern nightlife and exotic shopping of Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya and more. Extensive history, culture and travel planning sections, with terrific coverage of Istanbul and environs, Black Sea and Mediterranean coasts, and first-rate advice on wonderful lodgings, exciting restaurants, where to see authentic whirling dervish performances, insider tips on how to bargain for rugs, best places to take a Turkish bath, and so much more.
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Shopping Whether you want the amenities of one of Europe's finest shopping
malls (Akmerkez), the quirkiness of an arts and crafts market day (Sunday in
Ortakoy), or the historic din of the Grand Bazaar, istanbul has what you're looking
The Grand Bazaar got its start as a simple warehouse, or bedesten, for Mehmet
the Conquerer. The area around this particular bedesten became popular with
merchants, who eventually built structures from under which to ply their wares
There are also stories circulating of tourists' bags or backpacks being slashed as
they wander around the bazaars. For all of this, the Grand Bazaar is neither scary
nor intimidating. If s just a big, chaotic market. Nothing bad will happen to you ...
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