Entries by Christina Fairley Erickson

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Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar – Part 2 – Textiles

We continued our shopping trip in the Grand Bazaar with an eye on textiles.  Oya is a traditional Turkish craft of making lace, generally for edges of scarves but also for home decor or clothing.  The lace is made in several different ways, but most frequently as either needle lace or with a small crochet […]

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Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar – Part 1- The Book Bazaar

One of the places most tourists put on their itinerary when they visit Istanbul is their famous Grand Bazaar.  There were a few things I was specifically looking for this trip, so we planned ahead.  Much of the bazaar is like other areas of the city- shops grouped together by similar products.  You have the […]

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Istanbul Adventure Aug 2021 – Part 1

Picking a Real book out for travel is always important to me… I don’t want to rely on my iPad’s ebooks, as you never know whether you’ll be able to charge your device or have other technical difficulties.  So I’m starting my current adventure to Turkey with this one: “The Embroiderer” by Kathryn  Gauci.  It follows a […]