Location | Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
Maddie | Boohoo.com Kimono, cupcake fashion skirt and Birkenstocks via surf stitch
TJ | Kimono via Designer Forum, deciduous silk top and Birkenstock
After two 11 hour flights, an overnight in Seoul and a questionable cab driver or two we finally landed in Istanbul last night.
Today we wondered from our sweet little hostel in Sultan Ahmet (the old city) through the cobble stone streets and towards Sultan Ahmet square. We found ourselves inside the one and only Grand Bazaar; and wasn’t it beautiful! As you can see from our photos we got fairly snap-happy while our eyes were transfixed on all of the colours around us. Endless jewelery shops (in which we all dropped some Lira), Turkish rugs, scarfs, traditional lanterns, tea and sweet shops (baklava, nougat, turkish delight, dried fruits and nuts by the truck load) were all around us. If only we had enough room in our suitcase/backpack hybrids and weren’t on a serious budget we would have gone a little nuts. Instead we both left with rings, evil eye bracelets, a spoon (for Maddies collection :P) and some turkish apple tea in our bellies.
For those of you who didn’t know, we only found out the day before we left that we were going to be in Turkey during the month of Ramadan. We were a lil nervous that we wouldn’t be able to get any food, and starve during the daylight hours – although, it could be a good way to beat the Europe buldge. We are happy to report that the people are lovely and oh so willing to feed you at any hour of the day.
Three more days left in Istanbul before we head off to explore more of Turkey, we will keep y’all posted.
M & TJ XO