Edirne was our introduction to the
riot of color, smell, and sound that is shopping in Turkey. This market
was originally a rest stop (or caravanserai) that was part of a mosque
complex. Every mosque that was consigned by a Sultan had a school, hospital,
food kitchen for the poor and market attached to it.
Interestingly, because the country was
in the middle of a currency change, we found ourselves paying for things
with old money - 1,000,000 lira - and new money - 1 New Lira - having the
same value. Crazy to buy something for 7 and get back 3 million in change!!!