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As of today you can enjoy the state-of-the-art Istanbul Trails picture gallery. In my quest to provide my readers with the best Istanbul experience on the web, I decided that simply embedding a handful of pictures in an additional post was under par. Instead I created Istanbul Trails Photos, a place dedicated to photographs of […]


As of today you can consult Istanbul Trails on your cellular phone via a tailor made interface (by BraveNewCode) for mobile devices. With the holiday season just around the corner and a growing amount of people possessing mobile phones capable of browsing the web, I thought the time had come to provide this extra service […]


He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool. ~ F. M. Knowles The New Year also marks the first anniversary of Istanbul Trails. A year in which 133 articles were written about this marvelous city. Thank you all very much for your attention, comments and compliments! Despite the […]


In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look […]


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 […]