Buying a Turkish Carpet

Travelers, like marauders from the Middle Ages, often return home with the spoils of conquered cities. While most of us enjoy buying souvenirs of our trips, it’s easier said than done in places where bargaining is a fact of commercial life. 2 below zero’s Todd Melby and Diane Richard visited Istanbul, Turkey, on their honeymoon, with thoughts of buying an authentic Turkish carpet.

Savvy Traveler, 1999.