Still Recovering from Market day in Turkey…

Today we are trying to recover from the most wonderful day of price haggling we have ever done. They do not haggle over pricing like this in Russia. This is why I brought an extra suitcase to bring home the bounty that we find…

The market here works like this: Find something you like. Ask for price. They then ask, “Euro, Dollars or Lira?” Then You tell them your flavor of money and they then ask, “Where you from?” Then you say USA or Russia and they say, “Me from Turkey! and they smile…” Then you ask price again! Then they tell you a price that would make you laugh at how high it is. Then starts the process of haggling…

Lets say they want $100 for a item. Then you automatically say No! $10 is too much. They look pained and say $80 dollars and then you look appalled and say $20 but only because it is fine goods. They ignore you and play with the calculator. (Like they are figuring the last penny!) They then say $70 dollars and my family will starve. You say it is wonderful but being that you are a broke American, $30 and that is final. They wait until you try to walk away and they then lower the price to $50! You say I am still insulted and the item is worth it but you are not rich. Then walk away and they holler $40 dollars. Then you say, Okay but I want two shirts and the second one for $30. Then they agree with a pained expression but say that since you look like you maybe mafia,you can have such a cheap price. Just lets hope my family does not starve… 🙂

You and him are happy people, because everyone wins…

It is so much fun and Sveta and I had a blast…

The market was huge and covered several kilometers of territory. The photo above is the entrance and it just goes on forever. We walked so much yesterday that I am having issues with walking today…

So I am just going to relax today and swim, read, write a article and hug my sweetie pie…

Kyle and Sveta
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