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Shopping in Istanbul’s Bazaars

Shopping in Istanbul’s Bazaars

Lifestyle
The Grand Bazaar and the more authentic Egyptian Spice Market, situated in the old heart of the city, are two must-sees on any first-time traveler’s itinerary. Both of these popular tourist haunts close on Sundays, so plan accordingly. The Grand Bazaar – Beyazit, Istanbul Also known as the Covered Bazaar (Kapaliçarsi), this Ottoman-era covered market is home to thousands of vendors selling gold, Turkish carpets, clothing, handicrafts, silver, copperware, ceramics, leather bags, jewelry and other traditional Turkish souvenirs. Its origins date back to the 15th Century to the time of Mehmet the Conquerer (1451-1481). Covering 30 hectars, it extends over 65 streets, which are named after the Turkish crafts that are on display. However, let the buyer beware! Before visiting this Al...
Renting Versus Buying a Home

Renting Versus Buying a Home

Home & Garden
Renting versus buying a home is a decision most have to make at some point during their life time. Below are some comparisons and differences: Benefits of Renting a Home Generally accepted benefits of renting a home include a much cheaper monthly rent payment than a mortgage payment, shorter-term lease options, and not having to worry about making repairs to the home or appliances. Typically, in order to rent a home, a prospective renter must sign a lease, or contract in which the renter and land lord agree on certain ground rules, including when rent payment is due and whether pets are allowed. In order to move into a rental home, usually the first month's rent and a security deposit is required. The security deposit is often the same price as a month's rent. Renting a home u...