All over Turkey, there is a bazaar setup in a different part of town or the city everyday of the week for the residents of the neighborhood to do their weekly shopping. Tuesday is the day for our local bazaar in Ortakent.
We went to the bazaar today with Bostan, my mother-in-law's helper from Turkmenistan, who has become our cook/housekeeper for the duration of their stay with us, a character similar to Charlie's housekeeper in the popular sitcom, 'Two and a Half Men.' We entered the bazaar with a carefully organized plan of attack. We had only twenty minutes and so much variety to choose from and a very long list.. My husband went to get our breakfast supplies from the dairy suppliers while Bostan and I went to the fruit and vegetable stands.
Bodrum's bazaars are also famous for their 100% cotton, natural textiles but we didn't have time to check them out this time since we were in a hurry. I will probably indulge in another bout of serious shopping for towels and tablecloths this Saturday at the Turgutreis bazaar.