Monday, July 4, 2011

Bosnian Hospitality

A friend of my mother-in-law had us over for a visit yesterday. As if being spoiled, fed and pampered by my MIL the last few days wasn't enough, we spent yesterday afternoon in the friend's yard and garden. We started with some cherries and raspberries picked fresh, then continued to the point of being stuffed with smoked, pepperoni-like sausages, delicious cheese, homemade bacon and fried fish cakes. We finished the meal with watermelon, and of course it was all washed down with large amounts of home made plum brandy.

When the Mrs. translated my comment, ¨This is the way to live,¨ one of our hosts replied, ¨You should have seen how nice it was before the war.¨ A sad note in an otherwise lovely afternoon.

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Update: different friends' house last night, repeat. Having troubles with the bureaucracy here, hoping to do some traveling starting today or tomorrow.

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