Monday, March 29, 2010

Speaking of Spices

In my last blog I told you about the new Spice Goodie I had found at a local grocery store, Last week in Istanbul, Turkey, We actually got to see the REAL DEAL: I'd like to share some pictures we took of Spice Bazaar, You'll know when you are getting close to the Bazaar because your nose will tell you, when you are about 2 to 3 blocks out!
It doesn't take long to stroll through the Spice Market & If you have never seen anything like this it is definitely worth the trip! (Closed Sunday)
The building itself is part of the Yeni Mosque (completed 1660), The shops rented within the Mosque help pay for the upkeep. The Spice Bazaar is in an L Shaped building, consisting of 88 vaulted rooms, The main entrance is in the southwest corner, facing the Yeni Mosque.
I've never seen dehydrated grapes still on the Vine intentionally for sale, Interesting!
Turkish Viagra: We thought this was a joke, but we found it.
Listed under "Turkish Delights" this is supposed to be an aphrodisiacs. . We Passed, Sorry!
The sight of the ├žayci carrying a tray of glasses to thirsty, caffeine-craving tea drinkers, tourists & shoppe owners is very common here in Turkey, It was amazing to watch these gentlemen zip & zag through the crowds in the Markets!

I had to try the Tea, & It is delish, Prices range anywhere from a quarter to fifty cents & it is readily available everywhere!

2 comments:

Brit said...

The teas in the first picture look AMAZING! wow! I would love to go and can't wait to go to Istanbul - I'm so glad you picked it!

Also, keep on coming with the pictures!!!

UpUpnAAway said...

More are on the way, Sweetie...I Promise.

I just don't want ya'll to get bored!..

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