- Sarajevo is interesting because of its rich history, the bridges and its mountains. It’s funny but, whenever someone comes here to visit me, I get to know this city all over again, as though I’m here for the first time in my life, says Enis.
He relates that the part of town that has figured prominently in his life is Obala Maka Dizdara and the neighborhood, Skenderija, where he spent his childhood. He currently lives in Koševsko Brdo, surrounded by greenery.
Since he makes an effort to avoid crowds while walking around town, Enis likes to take Alipašina, Koševo, Josipa Vancaša, Džidžikovac and Radićeva Streets. When he is in need of a little peace and quiet, he is keen to sit in one of the parks in the center of town and sketch passersby.
Enis usually drinks his daily coffee at Boris Smoje Gallery or Dva Ribara and he is quick to choose Balkan Express and Silver & Smoke Club for an evening out, then he goes to Kino Bosna on Mondays and is known to drop by the jazz club, Monument.
His favorite restaurants are Boccone, Klopa and Začin and, as far as Bosnian specialties are concerned, he’s quite fond of sogan dolma and klepe.
Enis says that the ideal Sarajevo souvenir is a Molimao T-shirt, Vučko I Raja prints by Vedran Klemens, Sarajevo Dingbats postcards, bags that feature city motifs and books by Boris Lalić.
In closing our conversation, we asked Enis to describe Sarajevo in one sentence and he had this to say:
- It is a city on a river, squeezed between beautiful mountains.