the Screaming Shopper of Istanbul,
will helped travelers navigate the
bazaars, markets, boutiques and shopping
centers of Istanbul for many years, but she has now retired and is no longer offering her personal shopping services.
Marilyn and her diplomat husband first
came to Istanbul years
ago, fell in love with it, and
spent a lot of their time in their
Istanbul apartment, and the rest of the
year in their Austin, Texas home.
For years Marilyn
helps others to judge the products they were looking
for—or delightful items they
didn't know they were looking for—and
to purchase them.
Marilyn was personally acquainted with
dozens of Istanbul shops
and shopkeepers, who were happy to give
her and her "friends' no-nonsense, value-for-money
prices. (Travelers would pay
Marilyn directly, so she was working
on their behalf, not
for a commission on sales.)
An antiques shop in Çukurcuma, Cihangir, Istanbul...
All good things come to an end, and Marilyn is no longer offering her services to travelers.
If you need assistance with any personal guidance in Istanbul, or indeed anywhere in Turkey, you can't do better than to hire one of TurkeyTravelPlanner.com's recommended private guides. More...
—by Tom Brosnahan