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Avoiding the Scam Artists: The Double-Edged Sword of Turkish Hospitality
Honestly, Turks are a lovely people as a whole, but like any large group, there are some unwanted elements. In Turkey they usually fall into the category of aggressive salesmen. Granted, some of this is my own fault, given how non-confrontational I am. When Minnesota nice meets “let me take you to my cousin’s carpet shop,” painful awkwardness has a tendency to ensue.
On a rainy weekend day that might otherwise have been spent traversing city walls, Michelle and I decided to do something a little more indoors, so we sought out some bazaars, including the straw mat weavers’ bazaar, the Egyptian Spice Bazaar, and of course, the Grand Bazaar.