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Istanbul Grand Bazaar Istanbul Grand Bazaar Istanbul Grand Bazaar
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Istanbul Grand Bazaar
Istanbul Grand Bazaar
Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey
Type : Shopping mall
The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, also known as Kapali Çarsi of Istanbul is a mystery for some and an unknown and closed box for many others. To really enjoy Istanbul, you should definitely lose yourself in the city or to become one with it, and one of the most handy ways to do this is a visit to the Grand Bazaar. The Grand Bazaar is actually a separate world in the Istanbul city. It is active, busy, indispensable for Turkey's largest city. In this location which attracts tourists from around the world and hundreds of thousands of daily visitors, one discovers not only a glorious history but also antique merchants , jewellers , tanners , carpet sellers - in a word , everything one needs . As the oldest and largest bazaar in the world, Grand Bazaar was built on the orders of Sultan Fatih, to ensure the financial stability of the Hagia Sophia museum. In this historic bazaar, located between the Nuruosmaniye and Beyazıt mosques, there are two domes called "Bedesten", Cehavir and Sandal" - the heart of the Turkish market. Beginning with its establishment and until now, the bazaar has remained the most important shopping center in Istanbul. It consists of 61 streets whose names generally describe the different businesses that are undertaken throughout the areas of the market: Fesçiler (caps sellers) Kalpakçılar (fur sellers) Aynacılar (mirrors sellers) etc. The 1500 square meters area called İç Bedesten, and the 1,300 square meters area called Sandal Bedesten can be considered half outside the bazaar itself. Around the Grand Bazaar there are inns which, again, are actually part of the bazaar. Today, there are over 4,000 shops in the Grand Bazaar. Most travelers who visited the Grand Bazaar in the past, portrayed it as a quiet and solemn place. Now is just the opposite. Wandering in the bazaar, you hear vendors inviting the potential customers in their stores. With these invitations, you can recognise words in maybe 10 different languages. The old style of treating customers is still valid. On the other hand, bargaining remained the basic ritual when shopping in the Grand Bazaar. This ritual is enjoyed by both the seller and the buyers. The Grand Bazaar is also the largest bazaar of jewellery in the world. To see it all, you would have to spend at least three days in there.
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Sighisoara Traditional Art Galleries - Romanian Crafts Sighisoara Traditional Art Galleries - Romanian Crafts Sighisoara Traditional Art Galleries - Romanian Crafts
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Sighisoara Traditional Art Galleries - Romanian Crafts
Sighisoara Traditional Art Galleries - Romanian Crafts
Sighisoara, Romania
Sighisoara, Romania
Type : Cultural
Traditional Art Galleries in Sighisoara (Romania) - awaits its visitors in the warm world of the Romanian village! In case you get one day to Sighisoara give a run at Traditional Art Gallery to see what beautiful things come out of the hands of true craftsmen.! In the City Square at number 8, is the House on the Rock. If you go down stairs, in the basement, you will see a cozy gallery organized by the young Tudose Mark (Spoon Man). Here you will find works of six craftsmen from Romania, grouped in different crafts: wood, painting, pottery, embroidery. With the wood craft deals Marc himself and his works are divided into two categories: religious objects and wooden spoon (the carved spoon has a long tradition in Romania). What I really liked in this corner of the citadel of Sighisoara, is that they try to make a promotion of the old, of the traditional, through stories behind it. Each item comes with a story, a symbol, a legend. The section of pottery - Like the spoons, the ceramics includes also some traditional symbols: the birds - the symbols of female and the wolves - the masculine symbols. You will see also the presence of the sun or of the seasons. Here you will discover the most beautiful icons, Romanian handicraft, spoons with stories, religious items, dishes and dish shelves, rustic furniture, wooden decorations, etc.
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Shop in the center of Amsterdam Shop in the center of Amsterdam Shop in the center of Amsterdam Shop in the center of Amsterdam Shop in the center of Amsterdam
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Nine Streets
Shop in the center of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Type : Commercial street
If you are wondering where you could do some shopping in Amsterdam, don't worry, you have plenty of opportunities! You'll find everything you need on the famous nine streets! You`ve probably heard of it as the nine streets are the most well-known streets of the Dutch capital. Situated on the sides of the 4 main Dutch canals: the Prinsengracht, the Keizersgracht, the Herengracht and the Singel these streets are full of shops and you don't have to be a shopaholic to leave each penny in those boutiques. Each shop is different in style and you will surely find something to suit your taste. During my stay in Amsterdam I've walked along the nine streets several times and I would still return whenever I am in Amsterdam. However, it is impossible to remember the names of all the boutiques I've been to, so I will try to mention the ones that certainly made my day and that maybe will suit your taste too! The Zipper is a vintage boutique I really enjoyed. I've actually spent some time in there, there are so many vintage and second hand clothes. It is more likely an American style shop than a Dutch one, but they have really good vintage clothes, accessories and good prices for that matter. Another chic vintage clothing shop is Laura Dols. You will find here dresses, jackets, tuxedos, perhaps the greatest selection of vintage clothes. If you want something authentic and Dutch be sure not to miss the Kaaskamer, a shop loaded with the finest selection of cheese. In the Kaaskamer you will find over 400 different cheese types. Beside cheese it has also meats, dried fruits, nuts, wines, olives and salads and they are all of good quality. In my opinion the prices are not that high, you can buy cheese from 2 to 20 € per kilo, it depends on the type you choose. You must try the sandwiches they make! Absolutely delicious! I had the baguette sandwich and it was really good. You can choose from several filling and bread types. The staff is at your service, they are all cheese experts. I was relieved that they helped me pick what cheese to buy because I don't know much about cheese and with their help I've found out a lot. They will give you free samples as well so you will be able to taste and decide which cheese do your taste buds like. You should enter in this shop even if you don't want to buy cheese, just the sight of so much cheese is an amazing experience, in my opinion! Trust me you will regret it if you skip it! I will definitely go back the next time I'm in Amsterdam! If you get hungry in your adventure along the nine streets I totally recommend to buy a sandwich from the Hartenkaas, the choice is huge and all the ingredients are of good quality and fresh. Waiting for your sandwich can get a little frustrating, but trust me it is worth it, it will be perhaps one of the most delicious sandwiches you've eaten. Your sandwich is prepared right in front of you from fresh bread. I'm not a big fan of sandwiches and I try to avoid eating them as much as possible, but at Hartenkaas I couldn't resist the temptation and I can say that I was so pleased that I ended up returning two times during my stay in Amsterdam. The price of a sandwich ranges between 4 and 5 €, which might seem expensive for a sandwich, but after all quality must be paid! I have to mention the Witte Tandenwinkel as well, as this is one interesting shop in Amsterdam. You will find here a selection of products for the dental and oral care that are not likely to be found anywhere else. I bought some funny shaped toothbrushes as gifts for some friends. These are the shops I really enjoyed visiting in Amsterdam. Hope you will find your favourite on the nine streets!
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