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  • Tetovo – The City of Colours

    By on Aug. 3, 2014

    Pena River and Shar Mountain beautify the north-west Macedonian city of Tetovo. Lot of cultures, colours, traditions and customs come cross in this historic city, just 40 km away from the capital of Macedonia, Skopje.

  • Berlin: Rainbow Families Shining Through the Clouds

    By on Aug. 7, 2014

    Although Berlin is perceived as a hedonistic queer paradise, it’s also a great place for queer parents to raise kids. Run by Europe’s only openly gay mayor, it’s ideal for rainbow families. But somewhat surprisingly, Germany has some of the most backwards, anti-LGBTI laws in Western Europe. Cafébabel looks at how Berlin’s queer families deal with Germany’s curiously conservative government.

  • The Secret Garden Of Bratislava

    By on Aug. 5, 2014

    Contemporary urbanites long for gardens but how to share public space is a lesson that still needs to be learned in post-Communist societies. Sandra and Michal want to give back a lost paradise to the inhabitants of Bratislava and make them realise that they aren't simply passive dwellers but much more and that TV series are only shadows of real life like prehistoric paintings on cave walls.

  • An Exquisite Corpse In The Land Of Blackbirds: Chapter One

    By on Aug. 19, 2014

    In the early 2000s, was Kosovo the site of organ trafficking, carried out by guerillas on Serbian prisoners? Over the past decade, more than six inquiries have looked into this gruesome crime; a succession of investigations that have revealed more questions than answers. Without corpses or witnesses, the case is interfering with the recognition of the country's independence.

  • Budapest: Your Education, My Immigration

    By on Aug. 5, 2014

    Two years ago, reforms in higher education in Hungary caused widespread outrage and led many young citizens to pursue happiness abroad. Today, the battle rages on. Is it reasonable to grant students a scholarship in exchange for working in Hungary for as long as they have studied? A photo essay from Budapest.

  • Cafébabel Seeks Intern

    By on July 28, 2014

    There comes a time when every young journalist makes their first foray into the professional world. For the first time in awhile, cafébabel English is offering an internship for one dynamic young journalist looking to expand their portfolio and gain amazing hands-on experience with one-on-one mentorship.

  • Albrecht House: For the Love of Art

    By on July 29, 2014

    Artists and music lovers are sharing their time, effort and money to restore the ramshackle house that once belonged to the musicians Albert and Jan Albrecht. The reason behind it: to give Bratislava a new space for music. Many may think differently, but not everything is done for business. 

  • Naples: Local Team of the Month

    By on July 25, 2014

    The month of June is the mark of writing Cafebabel Naples. Thanks to their in-depth articles with on important international subjects, but also their work on the ground, they tell the stories of a beautiful and multicultural region plagued by hidden dangers. This Italian team deserves a special mention. Here is your chance to get to know them better.

  • Cafébabel, Partner of the Second EVS Film Festival Contest

    By on July 22, 2014

    The EVS Film Festival is back! cafébabel couldn't wait to be a part of it. Even more so this year as the theme of the video contest initiated by the French Eras­mus+ Youth and Sport Agency is the famous quote from Gandhi: Be the change you wish to see in the world.

  • Girls in Hawaii: The band that survived

    By on July 20, 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".