the bazaar in Istanbul

Cultural Travel to the Bazaar in Istanbul

Let’s face it, traveling to a distant land is challenging for anyone, especially if you’re on a budget. Learning ways to save some dollars before you set out on your adventure is a really good thing to do. Cultural travel to the bazaar in Istanbul is a trip that will spark every ounce of joy in your body. The smells, tastes, colors, spices, textiles, puppets, and just about everything else will knock your socks off….or just about knock them off. Knowing the best way to navigate to places and save on accommodations, transportation and airfare, can really make cultural travel enjoyable. Just out, is “Let’s Go Travel Guides, which offers 10 tips for going to Europe. This is a guide created by students, for students, and is one not to miss if you’re going to Europe on a dime.


The Grand Bazaar Istanbul, Turkey- Photo by Cybjorg

3. Bazaars (Istanbul): At Istanbul’s markets, American travelers should pretend they’re anything but American. Speaking a foreign language other than English translates into lower prices. It’s also smart to ignore the gimmicks found immediately upon entering the bazaar and head straight to the backstreets, where vendors are likely to have more practical products and be more receptive to bargaining.

There are many more things to do in Istanbul, as it is one of the most exotic cities in the world with historical architecture from the Ottoman period that you can gaze at for months. If you are going pick up a copy of Lonely Planet’s book, and if you’re a student, going to Europe, check out the guide below that was created by students, for students. Cultural travel to the bazaar in Istanbul is a trip you’ll remember for a long long time, and while you’re there, you can find some real treasures. Go here to read more about the guide for students.
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