In celebration of our new website marketplace and opening our Warehouse & Showroom in the Old Wrigley Building in west Santa Cruz, we offer you a taste of the markets of Turkey. Come visit our Showroom and get a taste for yourself!
All who travel a little “beyond the pale” know one of the great joys of an overseas trip is diving into local markets. Traveling in Turkey since 2005, we’ve had the pleasure to experience the unique character of lively markets around the country. From the oriental opulence of the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar in Istanbul to the Middle-Eastern flavored ancient market cities of Antakya and Sanliurfa in Turkey’s southeast, and many smaller markets in between and along the Silk Road, we’ve stepped into windows of living history as these markets still thrive as they have for centuries along the trade routes linking Asia and Europe.
The Egyptian Spice Bazaar in Istanbul is the place to go for an aromatic experience as the world’s spices are on display for the nose and the eyes to enjoy. We buy our personal stash of spices, herbs and oils for the year and always buy extra for friends.
A fun little Peshtemal store that belongs to friends in one of our favorite places, Goreme, in the Cappadoccia region of Turkey. Love the mural on the back wall.
Markets are not limited to stores as we can see here from Sanliurfa, the city of Abraham, in the southeast of Turkey near the Syrian border. The man on the right sells lavender blue head scarves right off his motorcycle that both men and women wear in this area of Turkey.