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A grand day at the grand bazaar – Lindsey Skerker

By Dena Bodian on March 12, 2013

This afternoon, we had free time to shop at the famous Grand Bazaar. As a Jersey girl, shopping is in my DNA, and I had been looking forward to this opportunity all week. Luckily, the Bazaar didn’t disappoint. With over 3000 shops, it was easy enough to get lost and spend (almost) all of my Turkish Liras. In one day, it’s estimated that the Bazaar attracts anywhere from 250,000 to 400,000 shoppers. Some of us turned out to be better bargainers than others, but it was definitely an experience to say the least.

Check out our tweets about the bazaar – www.twitter.com/gate2turkey

We had our final group dinner in Istanbul at a restaurant near our hotel and then got the night off to hang out in the city. Every TV in the city was tuned to the big soccer (AKA football) game between Galata Saray, one of Istanbul’s teams, and Schalke, a German club team. We ended the night with some “Desserts with Dena” and then hit the hay early as our trip to Izmir tomorrow starts at 6 AM.

From Turkey with love,

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