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This is my last posting on Turkey and also the last night in Istanbul, Turkey. Still walking at the Spice Bazaar and it is getting late evening.

 

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A beautiful night shot of the mosque with the moon at the background.

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For dinner time, we were brought to a restaurant that not only served but but also the Turkish dances and performances.
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Welcome back…

Still walking around the outside of Spice Bazaar.

Saw this shop selling all the cooking utensils…. filled till the brim and even outside the shop.

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A pose for the photo….

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More colourful sight…..

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Very unique stall….

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Join me for my last post on Turkey which is coming next.

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Aside from inside the Spice Bazaar, we also took the chance to walk outside the bazaar along the back alley behind and beside the bazaar … and boy!! there were even more things to see and pictures to shoot.

See for yourself what I have captured…….

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Haha..not sure this man approves of me taking the photo or he was posing for it.

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more spices outside the bazaar

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one of the back alley….

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and there were a lot of people walking there especially the locals. Guess the tourist were all caught up inside the bazaar.

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Locals eating outside a small stall and I believe they were having the famous apple tea.

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Lots of weird and curious things that you can find here.

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More pictures of the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul. It is really a a big place.

Overlooking the Sea or Marmara and also the bridge that connects the Asian and Western part of Turkey.

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Here are some beautiful and colourful shots inside the Spice Bazaar.

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Lots of Sweet Candies or confection to choose from…. and the most famous is the Turkish Delight; is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar.

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spices anyone?

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more spices……

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colourful bowls…

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I did not know that walking on the streets in Istanbul to the Spice Bazaar was really eye opening. Lots of interesting sights.

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A woman in the stall preparing food..

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Colourful shops…..

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Yemi Cami .. a new mosque…

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The spice bazaar…..

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lots of people outside the spice bazaar… locals and also tourist.

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While walking outside Kapalicarsi Grand Bazaar, it was very interesting to see the activities in the near by area.

Headed to the Beyazit Square and saw this lady sitting selling bird food.

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Along the way… there were a lot of shops and hive of activities to be seen.

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Not sure what are these but one thing for sure… they are really colourful? Does anyone know what are these?

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Welcome back!! …still in Kapalicarsi Grand Bazaar. Walking around the bazaar is like walking in a maze… a huge maze.

As you can see they sell lots of this from jewellery to colourful glassware to Turkish ladies clothes.

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Each area of the bazaar sells different items…..

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accessories…….

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another part of the bazaar…..

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Outside the bazaar, there are also stalls…..

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After walking at the bazaar.. I took a walk outside and saw a group of ladies talking or selling something.

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Back in Istanbul and this time we saw more of Istanbul city.

As seen, there are trams in the city … zooming around.

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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…

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Some beautiful shots inside the bazaar. So.. enjoy the pictures…….

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Stay tune for more pictures……

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An early morningĀ  aftter stopping a night in Bolu which was midway between Ankara and Istanbul. It was a forested mountain district.

This is the outlook of the place we stayed for the night.

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A view along to the way back to Istanbul.

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Sunrise shot… with the view overlooking the Aegean Sea and the ships and tankers…

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Upon reaching Istandul from the Asian side to the western side.

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More to come……