Ramadan Today is the start of Ramadan (or Ramadhan), which is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and the month of fasting. This means that Muslims (excepting children, ill, elderly, pregnant and nursing women, if they choose) don’t eat or drink during daylight hours, the purpose of which is to teach patience, spirituality, humility… Read More Ramadan in Sarajevo 2011
Bjelašnica The other weekend we set off out of town to explore the mountains of Bjelašnica a little. In every direction out of Sarajevo, there are stunning mountain ranges (though you have to be very careful where you go hiking due to some areas still being land mined) and plenty to see. We chose to head… Read More Bjelašnica – A Mountain Tour
Curses! Not quite sure how it happened, particularly so fast, but we ended up in McDonalds today. I suspect some kind of mass hypnosis and subliminal advertising susception. Plus, I was outvoted by Alister and Emma. I didn’t think Emma would know what McDonalds was but she said “I know what it is, you can… Read More Curse you, McDonalds!
McDonalds I’m not sure whether it’s culture coming to Sarajevo or the death of culture here but for the first time, Sarajevo has a McDonalds. After what I understand to be years and years of rumours regarding such an event, McDonalds opened yesterday to something of a fanfare in the centre of town. A drive… Read More A Familiar Sight – McDonalds in Sarajevo
Food Blog My friend Siobhan, who runs an amazing healthy eating recipe site (Slimming Eats) suggested I do a food post in my blog so I’ve been taking photos whenever we’ve been out and about shopping to prepare for this. This blog has not been without its hazards – at one point I was nearly thrown out of… Read More Food Shopping in Sarajevo
Musings from Sarajevo So, they’ve done it again. The hamsters, that is. Yes, we have two (as far as we can tell) more babies. They are reproductive machines! That should be the last set we see as the adult hamsters are now in separate cages. Needless to say the little ones will be going to… Read More Animals and Musings from Sarajevo