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Büyükada, the largest of the Princes’ Islands

About twenty kilometers south of Istanbul lies the archipelago of Prince’s islands which only 5 of 9 Islands are inhabited.Princes Islands Büyükada whose name means “Big Island” is the most interesting to visit during the first time in Istanbul.

After crossing to Islands by boat from Kabataş or from Bostancı, with the first step on dock a special atmosphere is immediately felt. Read the rest of this entry »

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Eat at Bazaars district

Grand Bazaar Spice Bazaar

Various spices in Spice Bazaar

The bazars district is a mythical place with the famous Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar (Egiptian Market or “Mısır Çarsısı”). The first bazaar, built in the 15th century continued along the time as the biggest covered market in the world.

 

With more than 4000 stores, it’s numerous streets and workshops, is a city inside the city that closes it’s doors at 19:00. The second is a place full of bright colours, spices and smels coming from all arround the world.

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