Our Istanbul adventure continued after d paper presentations were done n over with. Our main agenda today is to visit d Grand Bazaar or known locally as Kapalı Çarşı, which is translated to 'Covered Market'. For this trip we were joined by additonal delegates from d UM team...with me as d 'unofficial' guide
this is one of d entrances for d Grand Bazaar...n how grand is d bazaar...well, some claims that there r as many as 4000 shops within it. BTW...took d above when it was closing time...that is why d door was not wide open.
a seen above, there r variety of wares on offer n some of them were zoned together...such as jewelery zone, antique zone, etc.
this shop needs special mention...did u notice d Malaysian flag behind d display glass. It turned out that d owner of d business is married to a Malaysian lady n his mom-in-law is a lecturer in IIUM Kuantan...hhmm
n FYI d bazaar closed at 7pm...yeahh...quite early hah...but fret not...there r many other things to see in d surrounding area...
...including Istanbul Universitesi
n of course...it is alfresco chow time near d bazaar before we headed home to Taksim