Sarajevo

  • 20 years

    By on April 6, 2012
    By Maja Prelevic 20 years ago on this day, I learned __what fear is. __ Tonight, 20 years ago I will spend my fist night in the basement because the war is starting. 20 years ago I lost my childhood.
  • Missing link(s)

    By on March 28, 2012
    By Adis Hukanović In December 2010 the UN General Assembly designated March 24 as the International Day for the Right to Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims. This year ICTJ like to mark the day by drawing the world's attention to the importance of the right to truth through a multimedia campaign titled "Can We Handle the Truth?
  • Christmas in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    By on Dec. 24, 2011

    The country is well known for host people from 3 different religious. What happens in a moment of an important celebration in Europe as is Christmas? Bosnia and Herzegovina is probably the most multicultural country in Europe with three big religions living inside of one country: Muslims, Orthodox and Catholics.

  • Cafe Babel Sarajevo -Dobro Dosli

    By on Oct. 27, 2011
    By Selma Podžić Dear babelians, now Cafe Babel has the blog in our local language. There you will read the posts written in B/C/S, as well as the translations of the posts from our blogs in other languages.
  • A week of Ramadan/Ramazan in Sarajevo

    By on Aug. 9, 2011
    By North “Amer” Campbell My first and false Iftar after a failed day of fasting. It is the month when many Muslims abstain with the sun and partake with the night. A man has been standing at the corner of the street near my apartment for the last three days. Three cardboard boxes sit in front of him holding plastic bags of somun bread.
  • Sarajevo Lifestyle: Should I stay or should I ‘to-go?’. First McDonald's in Sarajevo

    By on July 19, 2011
    By North “Amer” Campbell In a few short hours, Sarajevo will leave the company of Tiranë, Albania and Priština, Kosovo to join the ranks of European capital cities with McDonalds. Local people used to say that the food here is so good that the American fast food restaurant did not dare to compete.
  • International Gay Pride Day.... really? I did not noticed

    By on June 29, 2011
    Sarajevo tried in 2008 to have an event where to speak about the rights of homosexuals but it did not work, so until the moment there was no Gay Parade or anything similar in the history of the city. The 28th of June is the celebration of the 'International Gay Pride'… which is, actually, not that international.
  • An overview of Sarajevo

    By on April 20, 2011
    Cafe Babel Sarajevo Sarajevo or ‘SARAEVO’, as its locals call it, is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the cultural and economical center of the country. It is not sure how many inhabitants there are but an estimation from 2006 said that there is a little bit more than 300.000 people and more than 400.000 if we count the metropolitan area.