Not For the Faint of Heart

On Saturday, I visited Eminönü. In Istanbul, if you have visited the Spice Bazaar, you know where it is. Eminönü is what I refer to as ‘The Maze of Mass humanity’. This place is crowded. Not only is Eminönü a transportation hub (think buses, trams, cars, and ferries), it is also a massive shopping area where a person can buy just about anything. I am not exaggerating when I say this. It’s my go-to place for baked goods but that is the very tip of the iceberg.

So if you come to Istanbul, Eminönü is a place to see. However, try to get there early so you might actually be able to get into some shops and buy some things. It’s worth it.


  1. Susan Wachowiak

    Another adventure! Sounds like my kind of place!

  2. Oh my, this place looks like fun :). Strategy and organization would be important here, I think. also, I expected more people to stop and pray upon hearing the call to prayer, but im afraid I am simply revealing my ignorance to the local customs :(. Very interesting, Claire!

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