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Sarajevo – it takes time…

Sarajevo tram
Sarajevo’s trams

I’ve already tried to write a post on Sarajevo once and utterly failed to capture a sense of what I love about the city. Most of our time there was spent in awe of the intangible quality created by a number of small finds. After all that’s how memory seems to work, patching together a series of highlight events, discoveries and moment’s of clarity. Sarajevo has many interesting things lurking in its narrow streets that you can commit to memory but is also has its share of frustrations.

In the morning, shortly after sunrise, the Sarajevans lethargically emerge from their city flats and slowly, over the course of a few hours, begin to populate the Turkish cafes. If they do eat in the mornings it happens out of sight and before they venture outside. In Sarajevo cafes don’t serve food and venues selling burek, which is the only choice of breakfast food, don’t serve coffee. So to summarise you can either smoke and drink coffee, or, for proper sustenance, dine on burek alone and without so much as a yogurt. Continue reading Sarajevo – it takes time…