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Marmara Guesthouse is in a perfect location to enjoy the old city of Istanbul. It is quiet and comfortable with a lovely view over the Bosphorus. This family run guesthouse offers help with local tours as well as arranging trips throughout the countryside. Very good choice
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Forty two years ago Shane and I left Istanbul with a bag of puzzle rings a box of meerschaum pipes and a couple of quite 'interesting' embroidered goat fur coats. Today we spent a lot of time in the Grand Bazar and found one place selling puzzle rings (a lot of people puzzled when I asked them about the rings), one stall in the antiques area …
... this is an heirloom to be passed through the family for generations". The final rug presented was a 6' X 8' silk rug costing 26K Euro, but we were offered the "special" price of 20K Euros. The members of our tour group were impressed but no one threw down their AMEX card!
After "escaping" the rug and jewelry shop, we were given 45 minutes to wander around Istanbul's Grand Baazzar.....one of the largest markets I have ever seen in my life! The merchants and ...
... Bazaar. That was colorful and fun.....but since we are still using the spices we brought home from another trip, we promised each other we would not buy any more!! The hanging dried vegetables come from older times when the Turks would freeze dry their food for the winters; there were eggplant, green and red peppers, tomatoes and squash. ...
... apparently used to transport the large number of police being used. There were also armored vehicles on the main corners. There were obviously a large number of additional police all around, including many undercover cops. Conveniently there were 2 ambulances stationed in the middle of the square. Need to add in, that when I took the metro, based on the map, I thought there was a slight walk. There is not. The metro takes you right into the square, ...
I love Istanbul - so much colour and excitement - probably more hussle and bussle but nothing rabid. We've been there twice and both times have DYI and had very full but exhausting days. This time I wanted to go back to the Grand Bazaar as I barely had an hour there - just love the colour etc ... however as the ship is there on a Sunday, the Grand Bazaar is closed.
Plan B ... after a bit of research, I sorted out ...