|Cappuccino in Istanbul -- this does NOT look like cappuccino to me. And I am an expert|
|That could be because tea is very popular in Turkey...I loved seeing those charming little tea cups everywhere...|
|For me, a lot of fun of travel is just walking all over and looking at ordinary things, away from the tourist circuit...like these stationery shops.|
|I found some delightful notecards....|
|and bookmarks that look like little Turkish rugs and of course the ever-watchful|
evil eye charms.
|Turkish mailboxes for sale?|
|I believe so....and now I am wondering why I didn't buy one..|
Oh yes-because I can only fit so much into my suitcase.
|This looks like an Italian mailbox. In fact, it IS Italian but there is was in Istanbul, sitting proudly outside a Turkish cafe.|
|and the photos of himself inside. I have no Turkish and he had no English but mail art needs no translation.|
|all these were for sale. Of course I had to follow in Alice's footsteps and buy a few rubber stamps too.|
That was really a fun delivery.
|So, of course, I had to try some of the bread, which just happened to be filled with two kinds of cheese and grilled...and served with the delicious manti (small Turkish ravioli).|
This was really too delicious.
|And did I mention the Pudding Shops? Something we don't have here in the USA.|
Shops with tea and coffee and all kinds of puddings and baklava. Yes, I believe I will stop in every afternoon for a treat.