Turkish Daylights: Street shopping
Bureaucratic matters in Turkey can be exhausting. You need a stamp for almost everything. But when it comes to everyday life, away from any official institution, things are quite laid back. People know how to make a lot out of very little. They find creative ways of making their lives simpler.
Take shopping, for example. These are just some of the many scenes you can observe while walking around in a Turkish neighbourhood of your choice:
Shoes, carpets, artichokes… You name it, they got it!
It’s not uncommon to experience night time sales, either.
And when you’re too lazy to go down to the market? No problem! Just call out the vendor’s name from your window and slide a basket down on a rope. He’ll put the groceries you need in there and you can pay him by putting the money in the basket as well.
Happy street shopping, everyone!