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Kadiköy

Kadıköy/Istanbul, Turkey
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Shopping Among Locals on the Asian Side Istanbul  Turkey
Food Tour! Kadikoy Market Istanbul  Turkey
Tough Guys Istanbul  Turkey
Defiance In the Form of a Rainbow Istanbul  Turkey
Shopping Among Locals on the Asian Side Istanbul  Turkey
Food Tour! Kadikoy Market Istanbul  Turkey
Tough Guys Istanbul  Turkey
Defiance In the Form of a Rainbow Istanbul  Turkey

Shopping Among Locals on the Asian Side

While visiting Istanbul, take an afternoon trip across the Bosphorus to Kadiköy to stock up on food, sweets, and tea. The prices in this Istanbul neighborhood are at least half of those in the touristy Grand Bazaar and Spice Market. You'll also feel like a local as you wander the narrow streets hopping from shop to shop. But tourist beware, haggling doesn't happen as much here. So take the prices at face value.

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over 2 years ago

Kadikoy

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over 4 years ago

Food Tour! Kadikoy Market

A half-day deliciously well spent...Take a food tour of the Kadikoy market on the Asian side. Foodie Banu Ozden was born in Istanbul, college and a little food industry experience in the USA, and back to Istanbul. She takes small groups on a walk through and explanation of the strange and the familiar (as in the colorful macaroons in a bakery window). We ended with lunch at Ciya, sampling typical dishes from the Anatolian region where her family came from. A bonus is the round trip ferry ride across the Bosphorus. Check out http://www.spooninmypocket.com
over 4 years ago

Tough Guys

Walking around right after iftar last Ramazan I saw these Turkish teens. They looked so serious, like Kurtlar Vadisi. I couldn't resist the moment to snap a shot.
over 4 years ago

Defiance In the Form of a Rainbow

When Istanbul municipal workers covered over in dullish gray a staircase that had been painted in a rainbow by a retired local engineer, and initially denied doing so, people all over the city responded by painting other staircases, eventually winning the guerilla art war. It is now seen as a prideful symbol of the social uprisings among many who were involved. I was struck by some of the contrasts I observed in Istanbul, and the accommodating nature of the people
I met. Istanbul can call itself a unique city in more ways than most.