HS: Simon, you came back from a school exchange to Turkey some days ago. What has been the best impression from this trip?
SP: In comparison to Germany, hospitality is given a lot of attention. No matter when we came home, there was always a whole 3 to 4 course menu served, from salad to dessert. That was fantastic!
HS: And did you know your exchange student before?
SP: Yes, he spent a week with me and my family here in Berlin before. And then we where for 2 days in Istanbul and in Baliksir afterwards, where he is living. That’s a small city close to Ismir.
HS: Wow, your Turkish accent sounds great, do you speak any Turkish?
SP: Unfortunately not. It was just an optional integration course from school, that I was interested in.
HS: Besides that, you are playing a lot of basketball, don’t you?
SP: Yes, I used to pratice 4 to 5 times a week, and additionally had 2 matches on the weekends. That took a lot of time! Nowadays I only practice 2 times a week, ‘cause partying and girls became part of my life too (laughing).
HS: Cool. What’s your favorite club for partying in Berlin?
SP: The Tube Station.
HS: And where do you like to spend time with friends?
In the Radarstation on the Teufelsberg.
HS: Do you already know what’s next after you graduate from school?
SP: I would like to invest one year into modeling and will see what’s happening. Alternatively, I would like to study psychology.