Friday, January 21, 2011

çay, anyone?

With nearly every business transaction at the bazaar comes the tinkling of tiny teaspoons in tulip-shaped glasses, glittering sugarcubes perched on red and white saucers— hot çay to warm you from the toes up. Empty glasses tell stories of waiting, bargaining and contentment— happy customer, happy vendor. They are as much a part of the Grand Bazaar as its famous arches.

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