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Turkey: The Grand Bazaar

March 23, 2016.  If you’ve read my previous posts, you know what’s coming.  Given my obsession with all things “oriental” (to use an old-school design term), I could barely wait to see what Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar had to offer.  It’s billed as the world’s oldest shopping mall (it goes back to Byzantine times), and supposedly contains more than 4,000 vendors.  We’d devoted only a half-day to perusing the place.  What the heck were we thinking?  In the end, I think we came back here three times. Continue reading Turkey: The Grand Bazaar