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Istanbul is one of my favourite cities in the world. The evocative mixture of old and new is vibrant and exciting. Wandering through Misir Çarsisi, or the Spice Bazaar or Egyptian Bazaar as it is known, is an sensory experience.
The heady perfume from the wonderful displays of spices, the tempting turkish delight and the exotic dried fruit and nuts will entice you to buy. I had not bought caviar since a visit to Tehran many, many years ago, so this was my mission! Tea is offered and the bartering begins, that is, unless you are quickly pointed to a sign that says prices are fixed. Turkish delight anyone!
 
 
 
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