"Voll nice!" How to get the hang of Berlin Slang

Hav­ing barely just ar­rived in Berlin, every new­comer will quickly learn to choose their words. In the trendy Ger­man cap­i­tal, you won't just have to nav­i­gate be­tween the Berlin di­alect and a plethora of for­eign lan­guages, but you will also have to fa­mil­iarise your­self with Berliner slang. With this small lex­i­con in hand, get­ting off to a good start won't seem so daunt­ing. 

Seville: Dance Classes in the Time Bank

By cafébabel DE Lisa Braamt on July 21, 2014

The Tri­ana dis­trict in Seville is al­legedly the cra­dle of fla­menco. Today, peo­ple are tak­ing dance classes here in a bank. In the time bank, ser­vices are ex­changed for oth­ers. I vis­ited the bank in Seville to see whether it works and I didn't have to bring any money to do so. 

Girls in Hawaii: The band that survived

By José Vicente Bernabeu on July 22, 2014

When the drum­mer passed away in a car ac­ci­dent three years ago, Girls in Hawaii thought it was over. They were at their best and sud­denly, si­lence. Now, the band gets back on stage, ready to tell the world that "it's not over, they've sur­vived and there's hope".

Cameron's Cull: Reshuffled off this mortal coil

By Joel Lewin on July 16, 2014

In his last reshuffle before the 2015 election, David Cameron carried out a mass cull of middle aged white men, trying to detoxify the Conservative's old boys image with a few female faces. But thanks to Cameron's tinkering, Britain now finds itself with a eurosceptic foreign minister, an anti-equality equalities minister and an anti-green energy environment minister...