by Nora Sooner or later, you knew it would come up, the good old topic of alcohol: We all agree that this is an exchange between Turkish and German students 😉 Now, we will dive into the drinking habits of the two countries. In Germany, the most common alcoholic beverage is: BEER. It is made … Continue reading Between Raki and Beer: Drinking Habits in Turkey and Germany
by Nora German tradition of Saint Nicholas Germans insist on the narrative of Saint Nicholas going around the world on his sledge and filling the boots and socks of the little (and big) ones with small presents and sweets in the night before the 6th of December. When we think of him we are likely … Continue reading Saint Nicholas in Germany and its origin in Turkey
by Sima and Tracy Christmas, the biggest holiday for the majority of the world’s population, is upon us and comes with every day closer. We asked ourselves how Christmas is different in Turkey and Germany. How do people celebrate Christmas...? ...in Turkey? Turkey is a country with big significance in the history of Christianity, it … Continue reading How do people celebrate Christmas…?
by Nora All in all, the new faces are excited to dive deeper into this project and are looking forward to an intellectual, cultural and – of course - joyful exchange. On Tuesday, the 21st of November, the long awaited team building event, in which the organization teams participated, took place in the lovely Cafe … Continue reading IstKon Teambuilding Event at Cafe Mondial, Konstanz
by Jonas Istanbul – the legendary city on two continents with maybe more than 18 Million inhabitants. A city full of people, melting many different cultures and traditions. A city full of delicious food and relaxing tea. A city full of flair and atmosphere. -Jonas As this quote of Jonas Monninger, a founder of IstKon, … Continue reading Coming Home to Istanbul