Everywhere we looked, there were fascinating scenes of life and history in Istanbul.
Emily took this photo that I love because of the Turkish Delight shop, the old man playing the sar (?), and one of the street dogs of Istanbul.
There were areas that looked just like San Francisco!
These women make the Turkish version of crepes, which are then filled with delicious combinations of cheese, spinach, cheese, meat, more cheese, veggies, and/or cheese.
And Doner meat (like we see at gyro stands here) rules the day in Turkey.
At first, I thought the reason the bazaars were so clean is because they’re for tourists. That may be so, but there were many locals shopping at the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. I enjoyed picking out teas and spices from a man who was obviously very proud of his high-quality goods.
We loved walking around Istanbul!