Everywhere in Turkey, as well as in other countries, you will see the evil eye. In glass beads, in bracelets, even painted on the girls fingernails. I think in every hotel, bar, resaurant, shop, private house, you will find one. I have one in my garden, one above the backdoor, one on the fridge, one around my neck in gold. The story goes wayback to Egypt. Also in Isreal history it plays a role. Basis is: if looks could kill. When somebody, whithout even meaning to, looks jealously at you, your lifestock, your baby, your crop, it can hurt these things and people and aminals it looks at. A mouth can shout, and say horrible things, but still the evil eye is more dangerous, eyes being the mirror of the soul. To protect yourself, your house, your family etc. you wear an evil eye, so the other evil eye will be afraid to touch. You see them in the busses, the taxi's, everywhere. Even without this historical knowledge, they are very decorative, inexpensive and a nice souvenir to present to your friends back home. You don't have to look far for them, you will find them anywhere. For more (semi)historical information, check Google: evil eye. :roll:[/i][/b] It works best if it is a present. Some shopkeepers and people on the market give you little glass eyes on a little safetypin, whith a kind of grapes in different colours. I don't know about the grapes, but in Spain it means Luck, and you get real grapes (twelve) at twelve o'clock on newyears eve, and have to eat one whith every beat. That is what I like about traveling: learning.