Turkish carpets
12 Sep 2020   Alacati, Selcuk, Turkey    Goto first   Goto last    More photos    L - M - S
 
 
 
 
 

Turkish salespeople can be aggressive. In the touristy parts of Istanbul, like where we stayed, the restaurateurs stand in front of their establishments and as you approach they entreat you, holding out menus and uttering enticing words, but as you walk past, their words not having succeeded, they become hostile, insulting even, which was counter productive but maybe it works sometimes or maybe it's just venting on their failure.

The carpet sellers would go to greater lengths, using flirtation, misrepresentation, even two-eye-coloured cats as lure. But we resisted, helped by the fact we'd not want to schlepp a carpet around along with our travel bags. Carpets, we don't need no stinking carpets.

 
 
 
 
Beware the friendly carpet salesman
 
 
 
 
Beware the friendly carpet salesman
 
 
 
 
Beware the friendly carpet salesman
 
 
 
Van cat w/ two eye colours
 
 
 
 
Van cat w/ two eye colours
 
 
 
 
Van cat w/ two eye colours
 
 
 
Lots 'o' carpets
 
 
 
 
Lots 'o' carpets
 
 
 
 
Lots 'o' carpets
 
 
 
Carpets, carpets, carpets
 
 
 
 
Carpets, carpets, carpets
 
 
 
 
Carpets, carpets, carpets
 
 
 
He'll say anything to get you into the carpet store
 
 
 
 
He'll say anything to get you into the carpet store
 
 
 
 
He'll say anything to get you into the carpet store