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Languages of Europe

Mind your language

Italy is famous for its cultural heritage, fashion, food and wine, and its national soccer team.

Learning the language is a great way to connect with the heart and soul of what it means to be Italian.

Saturday, 16 June, 2012, 12:00am

e-pal: turkey

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Ozgur Karalar

Age 17

City Istanbul

I live in Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey. It's an amazing city that extends through Asia and Europe. There are 10 million people living here, so traffic jams are a problem.

25 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Ozgur Karalar

Age 17

City Istanbul, Turkey

I live in Istanbul, the biggest city in Turkey. It's an amazing city that extends through Asia and Europe. There are 10 million people living here, so traffic jams are a problem.

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

e-pal: turkey

Connecting with teens around the world

Name Metin Ilknur

Age 16

City Istanbul

Star sign Libra

To me, Istanbul is the most wonderful city in the world.

Situated in the northwest of Turkey, this ancient city with many historical monuments attracts four million tourists every year.

8 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Difficult language is not a barrier for HK students

German and English have closely shared roots but there are some key differences between the two tongues, as one University of Hong Kong (HKU) German-language instructor explained.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

German in the English-speaking world

Abseil In both languages this means to rope oneself down a rock face or some similar vertical surface, usually used in the context of rock-climbing. Abseiling is popular in the Bavarian Alps, but one is advised to practise at the Outward Bound School in Sai Kung beforehand.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

e-pal

Name: Naja Baldwin

Age: 20

City/country: Paris/France

Star sign: Capricorn

Typical Parisian weather is rain and grey skies. Paris has become quite polluted over the past few years.

From my 11th floor apartment, I can often see smog over the city.

I have had quite a varied education.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

e-pal

Name: Zita Harmat

Age: 15

Country/ City: Hungary, Budapest

School name: ZoltAn KodAly Hungarian Choral School

Star sign: Aquarius

28 May 2006 - 12:00am

Fawaz Orvosi, Company President

Car: Mercedes-Benz S 600L in silver.

House: 'It's a Florentine-style house with Tuscan colourings in the centre of Geneva. And it comes with a German wife.'

Pets: Seven ducks. 'I love them, they're allowed to do anything.'

Shirts: Caraceni. 'I get my suits made by them as well.'

Glasses: Philippe Starck.

9 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Soaking in Turkish delight

When in Turkey, one should do as the Turks, so with that in mind I enter the Cemberlitas Bathhouse, in Istanbul. One of the oldest hammams in the country, it dates from 1584, a time when they took gender apartheid so seriously that any man found in the women's section was summarily executed.

26 Apr 2000 - 12:00am

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