Saint-Gilles is an 800-year-old market town that is constantly transformiong, adapting, and renewing itself. Today more than 50,000 people from 140 different countries help to make the city great.
Who doesn’t like spaghetti? Very few people would turn down a hearty Bolognese, but how many would dare to wear a pasta strainer in public? Serge has no fears in this particular department. For him, pasta and beer are solutions to all of the world’s problems.
Germany's Minister of Food and Agriculture is waging war on vegetarians. A meat-free sausage by any other name might taste as good, but now Christian Schmidt is demanding that they find another name.
We here at cafébabel love sharing cultures, but we know that assimilation can often be quite difficult. Thankfully, Berlin-based British author Adam Fletcher has written How to Be a German - a guide for anybody looking to embrace the Teutonic way of life. Our English and German editors have picked some of their favourite titbits.
Alfredo Meschi has decided to fight for the liberation of animals by using his own body. Every square inch of it. He’s left his old, "normal" life behind, deciding that the best way to start a debate on the matter was to cover himself in tattoos. The result has to be seen to be believed.
In a year of devastating terrorist attacks, Istanbul stands out as possibly the most dangerous city in Europe. Over 140 people were killed in five major attacks; not to mention the attempted coup d’état by Turkey’s armed forces. But that hasn't stopped some tourists from trying to explore the ancient city.
These days it's hard to ignore civic tech - a collective term for the startups and platforms that seek to provide solutions to social, economic and political problems. In Paris, Liberté Living-Lab is looking to support a new sort of startup.
Considering all the tragedies that have plagued us in 2016, it's little wonder that the concept of hygge has become so popular, Even though it turns out we all got fooled by a gianting advertising campaign. But fear not, cafébabel has an alternative for you: instead of buying expensive books about the Danish lifestyle, why don't you join us for a spot of "inner emigration", Polish style?
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