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Shopping in Kathmandu

Nepal has very unique handicrafts and many markets to buy them at.  We spent much of our time wandering around looking at the hundreds of little shops and talking to the shopkeepers.  They are very friendly, and aren’t too pushy.  Patan and Bhaktabur are the cheapest places to shop, but didn’t have the widest selection. […]

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

The Grand Bazaar was as grand as we imagined it- a riot of color, texture, and exotic smells.  There were Turkish towels everywhere, bright lanterns, tons of jewelry, unfamiliar sweets and spices, and everything else you could think of.  It is the one of the largest indoor bazaars and the world’s first shopping mall.  There […]