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.

2 Comments

  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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