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In Turkey next week :))))

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In Turkey next week :))))

In Istanbul on Friday :))))))) checking my schedule for the trip, & have realised that there is SO much to see & do in Istanbul, I have FORGOTTEN to plan shopping time O_O ( horrors !!!! )

So ......staying in Sultanhamet...which are the malls I can reach easily & shop for myself, hubby (mid 40's) & boys 18 & 13 yrs.

Also do you Istanbullu's buy your spices, dried fruits etc in the spice market ? If not, please do let me know where :)

Borus had suggested Grand Bazaar for gold jewellery, so will check it out for sure.....anyone have a favourite jeweller for traditional Turkish designs but Hallmarked jewellery please......Also silver , turquoise ,evil eye & hand of Fatima jewellery?

Thanks

Ruchira

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1. Re: In Turkey next week :))))

Hi Ruchira,

Wow you must be very excited. Please let us know about your impressions of Istanbul when you are back home.

As to your questions:

Whenever I have time, I buy my spices from the Spice Bazaar. Otherwise I get them from the nearest supermarket.

For gold and gems, it's definitely Grand Bazaar. This is almost the only thing what the local Istanbullus go there for.

As for shopping, I'd recommend Cevahir Mall which is the biggest one in the city. To go there take the metro from Taksim to Sisli-Mecidiyekoy. The mall has a direct access from the metro station.

Have a wonderful time!

Borus

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Hi,

Once you're in Taksim square, take metro to:

- Osmanbey stop: Nişantaşı shopping area, City's shopping mall.

- Şişli stop: Cevahir Mall

- Levent stop: Kanyon Mall, Metro City Mall. (next to each other, both accesible from metro)

We buy spices from Spice Bazaar also. In Nişantaşı you can find plenty of reputable jewellers. Check Kozano blog for shopping tips.

http://kozano.wordpress.com

http://www.citysnisantasi.com/

http://www.metrocity.com.tr/

http://www.kanyon.com.tr/

www.istanbulcevahir.com/tr-TR/anasayfa/1.aspx

Alper

http://locallypera.blogspot.com

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3. Re: In Turkey next week :))))

Merhaba ......

Thanks Borus & Alper ,for your prompt & useful replies...as usual !!!

I really am excited :) Will write a JBR for sure !

Thanks

Ruchira

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