Thursday 13 Aug, 2015

Off the Beaten Path: Spice Bazaar

It’s no secret that cities like Beijing, London and Istanbul are incredible places to explore. But once the thrill of travel has settled in and you start focusing  on what really catches your eye, you’re bound to unearth something amazing. Take a closer look into some of our favorite finds from off the beaten path, and  consider how they might add a distinctive touch to your syllabus.

Istanbul, Turkey: Spice Bazaar

A vast hallway (built: 1660), teeming with small shops stuffed with colorful spices that, once upon a time, explorers traveled thousands of miles to acquire. The Egyptian Bazaar, as it’s also known, is the center of the spice trade in Istanbul. Walk through the myriad of shops and soak in the many aromas perpetuated by the quantities of ingredients around you. But there are many other offerings as well: jewelry, souvenirs, dried fruits, nuts, sweets and lokum or Turkish delight.

Turkish Spice Bazaar

Looking for more hidden gems across the globe?  Find more here, then take the next step and bring your students abroad or help us create a custom itinerary based on your curriculum. Let’s make it happen.