Wanderlust Wednesday – Tram in Istanbul

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The tram in Istanbul

For two years I have lived on and off in Turkey, mainly in Ankara. However, I loved to get away and fall in love with Istanbul over and over again. So there I was, in Istanbul with a new camera and an old friend. The tram in Taksim is and has always been a great model for an amazing photo but today was different, today I was different. Today I was intensely happy.

My dear friend was by my side, we just had a delicious coffee and some pastries when we walked through the crowded shopping street of Istanbul. There it was, the sound of the old tram of Istanbul, coming our way. I couldn’t help but wonder how fun it must be to drive a tram like that. People hanging out of the open door, sitting in the heath inside and the driver ringing his bell so the people on the track jumped out of the way. I, of course, was one of them but not before I made this photo that now reflects on this great time of happiness, friendship and all my Turkish adventures. A tram-ride down memory lane.

 Tram in Istanbul

Milene’s blog is My Cup Of Travel and is about her life as an Expat around the world. She writes about filling the cup with her misadventures, other funny explorations, and about how she’s embracing local life through the series “Going Native” in which a native takes me out to explore his or her life in … wherever she is.



7 Responses to “Wanderlust Wednesday – Tram in Istanbul”

  1. Milene - My Cup of Travel November 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Thank you for sharing my photo and story! Means a lot to me to be part of your Wanderlust Wednesday =)

    • Sher BonDurant November 14, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

      Thanks for sharing Milene! Fantastic shot!

      • Milene - My Cup of Travel November 16, 2013 at 9:06 pm #

        Thanks =)

    • Erica November 19, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

      Any time Milene!

  2. Sorin December 28, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    not sure why, but I picture myself the this image in black and white. Even so, the reddish of the photo makes is pretty cool.

  3. Escape Hunter Travel Writer January 11, 2014 at 5:27 am #

    Beautiful photo 🙂 Love the effect.
    Those trams themselves are attractions in Istanbul, but also in Lisbon, Rio and other places…

  4. www.turkeytraveljournal.com March 28, 2017 at 12:36 pm #

    I myself was hanging on these trams when i was a child. Nice photo, different and emotional way of writing. I will definitely follow.

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