Tea at the spice market, Istanbul – Turkey

Tea at the spice market, Istanbul - Turkey

One of my favourite travel activities is wandering around food markets. I don’t cook, and I wouldn’t know what to do with half the stuff that is sold anyway, yet I still love to see food on display. Neatly stacked food in piles is an artform in itself, and I tend to head to a market over a museum in any new place I visit.

Even though I am a serious coffee fiend, I know better than to be drinking coffee all day. I do enjoy good tea as well, usually in the afternoon after I’ve hit my coffee limit. Seeing this tea on display at the Spice Market in Istanbul made me want to buy a little tea pot and fire up a brew.

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  1. Nice, colourful photo. I’m not much of a cook either, but it’s something very appealing about these Turkish spice markets.

  2. rovingjay says:

    Wandering around Markets is one of my favourite holiday past-times.  The colours and aromas assault your senses, and there’s usually some great photo opportunities. Even if you don’t end up buying anything, its a great way to immerse yourself in some local culture.  I couldn’t pass by the Spice Market, without a wander through it.  It may only be small, but it packs a big punch!