In addition to the Grand Bazaar, there
are numerous outdoor markets in
Istanbul. At these outdoor markets, the
residents of the city can buy many of
the goods that they need.

Walking around the city was quite an
exotic experience with new sights and
sounds around every corner. One of
my most striking memories was the
sound of the muezzin summoning the
Muslim faithful to prayer.

One of the other sights that many
visitors to Istanbul might not be
aware of are the city walls that still
surround some parts of the city.
They were originally constructed
to protect the city from invasion.