There are a hundred shops on every street. Usually they specialize in something, like carpets, lights, jewelry, or pottery, but sometimes they sell multiple items, like this one near our hotel.
Note to self: I need to do a blog post on carpets shops & bazaars.
Here's our local convenience store, where we buy bottles of water and snacks. You can also get other items here like tea, soft drinks, chocolates, fruit, and beer.
Today we learned that a big holiday starts tomorrow afternoon -- Kurban Bayrami or the Festival of the Sacrifice. The timing coincides with Turkey's national holiday, Republic Day (29 October), so there's going to be a six day holiday. We're not sure how or if this will impact our travel plans, but like all seasoned travelers, we'll go with the flow. After all, we're happy to be here!!!