Having zero expectations of this place, what a surprise of a city. It’s a great mix of old and new together. Its quite modern and ancient at the same time.Their history reminds me of a time where sultans wore caftans and baggy pants in the days of the arabian nights. It is a combination of where east meets west…eastern and western civilizations meeting at the river.
We went to the biggest indoor bazaar in the world, 4,000 shops under one roof. Yikes!! The most popular items for tourists are handmade carpets and jewelry which are all absolutely beautiful. This seems like a very wealthy city. Chuck bought me a fabulous authentic Turkish bracelet for 1 euro ($1.36 cents) and says he’s completed his duty of getting me a memorable piece of jewelry from a foreign land.