To live in Sarajevo is to live on different planes. This collision of the past and present lends the city a hyperreal texture, as if you are walking through a postcard come to life. To visit Sarajevo is to witness both our modern civilization’s greatest sorrows and greatest triumphs.
The bonds between Sarajevans are stronger than family, in some cases. You trust them with your life, your soul. Another thing that is strange about Sarajevo is that life was reduced to single moments with great clarity. Sharing a cup of tea, a beer or a scrap of food dressed up to look delicious, was monumental.
Sarajevo is an amazing and beautiful city where incredible people live. It's an ancient city where Jews, Muslims and Christians have been living very well together for centuries. It’s an incredible place where everyone wants to go once in their life.
A city that was once a symbol of war and destruction has become a place where diversity no longer represents a threat but a sign of richness and opportunity. The Jerusalem of Europe represents a crossroads of cultures, nations and religions, a status which requires the building of new bridges, while also maintaining and restoring older ones.