I dislike New Year's Eve. Always have. I don't like being told when to have fun. The noise at midnight. All of it. Also, I don't want to get anywhere near a car on this night, which I think of as the Super Bowl of alcoholism. In fact, my friends in AA call it "Amateur Night." Still, I wouldn't mind a midnight stroll down the Istiklal Caddesi, Istanbul's main pedestrian street seen here. Be safe. And if your vision looks like this after 12, call an Uber. See you next year.