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tekirdag



Joined: 13 Jul 2005
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:51 am    Post subject: Bazaars Reply with quote

In the course of my turkification, I have come to love the humble Turkish pazar. Fresh cheap fruit and veg, tshirts for peanuts! Sure, you have to dig around a little, but that's half the fun! I am an agressive shopper, elbowing the housewives out of the way, swimming in the piles of cheap shirts, haggling, choosing my bananas. My mom-in-law says I am Turkish. Laughing

I never went to a bazaar in Istanbul. I think I should have. I have heard there is a large one somewhere. Where is it?

No, gals, you aren't going find brand names in a bazaar but tshirts for a saturday afternoon? Sure! Conservative cardigan for the primary school job? Sure!

To all you newbies, if you haven't been to a pazar (and I don't mean the covered pazar), you should give it a try!
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molly farquharson



Joined: 16 Jun 2004
Posts: 839
Location: istanbul

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's one thing I miss about living in Galata-- there isn't a pazar. The closest one is in Tarlabasi on Sundays and I rarely go. When I live in Sirinevler, it was literally outside my door, which was great. prcies are better and you can buy just about anything edible or plastic , as well as the clothes-- and a lot cheaper than the supermarkets. And it is a lot more fun to shop that way.

Actually, sometimes you can find name brands-- like Walmart or Kmart Smile
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dmb



Joined: 12 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in between Eminonu and Beskitas. I don't really rate Eminonu as I think there are too many Maganda types. Both are on Saturdays. When I lived in Mec i used to go its pazar every weekend. It's big. there is also the permament Sisli Halk pazar near the minibus Bus-stops.
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justme



Joined: 18 May 2004
Posts: 1944
Location: Istanbul

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one in Yeşilköy (Thursdays I think?) is really nice. Not huge, the clothes are pretty crappy, but there's lots of fun stuff to waste money on, and the food, especially cheese and olive selection is great.

You can walk there from the train station or there's a service if you're lazy...
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calsimsek



Joined: 15 Jul 2004
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Location: Ist Turkey

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the best street market in the city, you all have to agree that the Kadikoy Tuesday market (Sail pazar) wins hands down. You can find anything that you could want and somthings you don't really want.
Then again they really don't like men to walk around, it's an old teyze market and thoses teyzes can really push you around if they want.

The sunday flee market in Kadikoy is full of things you never knew you would want.
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calsimsek



Joined: 15 Jul 2004
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Location: Ist Turkey

PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the best street market in the city, you all have to agree that the Kadikoy Tuesday market (Sail pazar) wins hands down. You can find anything that you could want and somthings you don't really want.
Then again they really don't like men to walk around, it's an old teyze market and thoses teyzes can really push you around if they want.

The sunday flee market in Kadikoy is full of things you never knew you would want.
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justme



Joined: 18 May 2004
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pushy teyzes are annoying, but the worst are the young future-teyzes with their bony elbows...
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