We were walking our way to the Spice Bazaar which is also one of the largest bazaar in the city of Istanbul. Along the way there, I saw a lot of interesting sights which I cant help taking shots of it.
Enjoy the shots. Guess no words can describe all these. =)
Back in Istanbul and this time we saw more of Istanbul city.
As seen, there are trams in the city … zooming around.
The first stop was the Kapalicarsi Grand Bazaar and it is is one of the largest and oldest covered market in the world, with 61 covered streets and over 3,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and 400,000 visitors daily.
This is one of the entrances to the bazaar…
Some beautiful shots inside the bazaar. So.. enjoy the pictures…….
This was the 2nd morning in Cappadocia. We left early in the morning.
A shot in the morning. Birds flying around on the tree.
We went to the near mountain side of Cappadocia to see the hot air ballooning. Nope.. I did not take a ride up the hot air balloon if you asked me.
This is one of the famous Blue eye charms or Nazar which is a common sight in Turkey.
A tree with the Nazars in Cappadocia.
Colourful knitted hats….
Leaving Cappadocia, we headed to Ankara, the capital of Turkey. It is the 2nd largest city after Istanbul. We had our lunch at the inside main railway station in Ankara.
before heading to Atartuk Mausoleum or Anıtkabir. It is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atartuk, the leader of the Turkish War of Independence and the founder and first President of the Republic of Turkey.
On the way out from Cappadocia, we stopped for lunch in an underground restaurant; Altinocak Restaurant which is an underground restaurant, carved into the rock that amazes it’s guests with it’s mystic and impressive architecture.
Beautiful oil lamp….
After lunch, we headed to the Underground City of Kaymakli.