Viv•id /vivid/ adjective; synonym: colorful These vivid Turkish candies at the Egyptian Bazaar a.k.a Spice Bazaar in Eminönü are a visual treat tempting kids and adults alike for a bite.
Aboard a ferry approaching Eminönü Pier in Istanbul, Turkey, on my way to the Spice Bazaar, I simply had to take a picture of the Yeni Cami or New Mosque. It dominates the scene at Eminönü Pier despite of the rush hour crowd. The humongous structure is one of Istanbul’s famous architectural landmarks.
At first look, touring popular places in Istanbul independently, seems intimidating. Some members of my tour group who planned to explore Sultanahmet on their own felt this way after exposure to the rush hour at Eminonu Pier. The place was so crowded and everybody was talking in a language so foreign we could not recognize … More Sultanahmet On Your Own
Eminönü, Istanbul – Surprisingly, I enjoyed shopping here for Turkish delights than I did for scarves at the Grand Bazaar. The second largest covered shopping complex in Istanbul was teeming with people when we came. One can buy more than the colorful spices on display. There were Turkish delights aplenty. Definitely a must see in … More Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi, Egyptian Bazaar)
Spice Bazaar, Istanbul – Eaten in small cubes and dusted with powdered sugar, this delicious Turkish confection is based on gel formed by starch and sugar. It is traditionally flavored with rose water, mastic, bergamot, orange, or lemon. Premium varieties consist of chopped pistachios, hazelnuts, walnuts, or dates. I bought one covered with saffron and … More Türk Lokumu (Turkish Delight)