An eye-catching kaleidoscope of spices dazzle passersby, with heaped piles of every spice, herb and extract imaginable. Rose-hips, fresh vanilla beans, cinnamon bark and saffron are all common sights, alongside some more unusual options like sahlep, taken from the roots of wild orchids, or Gum Arabic, crystallized acacia sap used to make Turkish delights.
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