Day 1 in Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan / Languages / Travel

To be honest, I do not know if it is really still day 1 of our journey to Kyrgyzstan. After all those flights with changing planes and time zones (Central Europe, Turkey, Central Asia) I am totally confused and would not be able to tell what day and time it is at my home place Bern in Switzerland. Sometimes, we were flying for four hours,...

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What I did wrong when I entered Turkey Languages / Turkey

So yesterday I went to Turkey to celebrate my 44th birthday with some very nice friends in Izmir. I guessed that I had gotten pretty used to this almost regular trip from Berne, Switzerland, via Istanbul to Izmir, but then I totally failed at a certain point. At the Istanbul border control I saluted the officer in charge with a nice:

Please mention the war. Languages / Turkey

Yesterday I talked about one of the most beautiful words in Turkish language I got to know so far, tuvalet. Today I will present a word to you that always leaves me a bit baffled when I read it. Because … I mean, how many words are there in my native language German that contain the character string hitler?? I think it must be something...

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