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Daily Global Recollection for December 14, 2011. This store on the Asia side of Istanbul, Turkey has not just olives, but an extensive selection of pickles of all sorts.
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Daily Global Recollection for December 14, 2011. This store on the Asia side of Istanbul, Turkey has not just olives, but an extensive selection of pickles of all sorts.

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Daily Global Recollection for December 13, 2011. This is a view of Hagia Sophia from the rooftop of my hotel in Sultanahmet, the old part of the city of Istanbul, Turkey.
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Daily Global Recollection for December 13, 2011. This is a view of Hagia Sophia from the rooftop of my hotel in Sultanahmet, the old part of the city of Istanbul, Turkey.

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Daily Global Recollection for December 12, 2011. Tea is very popular in Turkey, perhaps even more than the well known Turkish coffee. It is served in these small traditional glasses so the color of the tea can be seen. This cup is of apple tea (elma çayı).
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Daily Global Recollection for December 12, 2011. Tea is very popular in Turkey, perhaps even more than the well known Turkish coffee. It is served in these small traditional glasses so the color of the tea can be seen. This cup is of apple tea (elma çayı).

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Daily Global Recollection for December 11, 2011. The Basilica Cistern or Yerebatan sarayi was built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 532 in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Among the many Corinthian and Doric columns in the underground cistern are two with heads of Medusa, one upside down, and this one which is angled sideways. 
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Daily Global Recollection for December 11, 2011. The Basilica Cistern or Yerebatan sarayi was built by Byzantine Emperor Justinian in 532 in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey). Among the many Corinthian and Doric columns in the underground cistern are two with heads of Medusa, one upside down, and this one which is angled sideways. 

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Daily Global Recollection for December 10, 2011. A surprising amount of gold jewelry is for sale at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Rick Steves, “traditionally, Turks celebrating special occasions — such as a wedding or a boy’s circumcision — receive gold as a gift. In fact, in the most traditional corners of Turkey, the groom’s family still must present the bride’s family with gold bracelets before the couple can marry.” These bracelets are more ornamental, and would be more likely to be an accessory than an investment.
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Daily Global Recollection for December 10, 2011. A surprising amount of gold jewelry is for sale at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey. According to Rick Steves, “traditionally, Turks celebrating special occasions — such as a wedding or a boy’s circumcision — receive gold as a gift. In fact, in the most traditional corners of Turkey, the groom’s family still must present the bride’s family with gold bracelets before the couple can marry.” These bracelets are more ornamental, and would be more likely to be an accessory than an investment.

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