Let’s get a few things straight right from the start: I wasn’t born in Istanbul (nor Turkey for that matter) neither am I the offspring of Turkish parents. On top of that, I can barely make myself understandable in the Turkish language. Yet, I felt the need to start this weblog about Istanbul. Why, one may wonder?
Welcome to Istanbul Trails. I’m the main author of this blog. I was born and raised in a European country significantly smaller in size than Turkey. I’m thirty-something, just like my wife, who is of Turkish origin. I’ve been living in Istanbul for exactly three years now.
It goes without saying that events like our marriage, in-laws from different countries/cultures, house hunting, job hunting, etc., together with previous ‘tourist’ experiences resulted in an invaluable amount of information. A treasure I want to share with the world to make the life of future tourists, expats or immigrants easier.
Welcome to Istanbul Trails!