Saturday, May 31, 2008



Today I had the chance to visit Ulus, the old part of our city. I took this video as we walked up one of the main streets. It is quite bumpy so if you tend to get motion sickness from watching videos beware! You can hear the call to prayer being broadcast from a nearby mosque. As you can see there are quite a variety of things for sale on this street. Also you can see the difference in women's fashions. Some women are covered, and some are wearing tight jeans and shirts. The 4 American women I am with are wearing pink, pink, brown, and turquoise shirts. Just so you don't identify them as Turkish!


SuperMom05 said...

That would be awesome to see in person. I really need to get out that way sometime soon. I've seen pictures but I know that it doesn't do justice to the real thing. I love going to new places and just walking around... until I get lost. Then that's not fun anymore.

Charlie Girl said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this... I can't wait to see it in person!

Natalie said...

supermom - it is a cool place to visit. we love it. and there are lots of great places to buy cool turkish things in that part of town! and wedding dresses, and pots and pans, and towels, and rakes, and spices, and rope, and very large ladles...pretty much anything you could possibly want. they have it!

charlie girl - it is a cool place. we are definitely going there!

Mike S said...

Wow!! Just got time to start reading again and for some reason made this my 1st 'blog stop'. You've just made my month and it's only the 1st!!! That was almost like being there, only the aromas missing. I didn't realize just how much I miss ALL of that!!! Almost like being homesick. Thank you so much!!!!:):):):)

Gina said...

You wanted to stop and buy a simit, didn't you??? =)

Natalie said...

mike - i am so glad you enjoyed the video! i love taking people to ulus. something everyone must see i think!

gina - i had already eaten a simit!