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    A bloody account

    I’m a sucker for a bargain and free is as good as it gets. But if my Kindle experience had taught me anything it’s that

    When the lights come on in Sarajevo

    I doubt there’s a village, town, or city in the world that doesn’t look good when the lights come on. There’s something magical about dusk

    A grave difference

    Some people are good at spotting celebrities; others are good at spotting bargains. Me? I can spot a cemetery from miles away. And in a

    Converted to coffee

    A mate of mine once told me that you know when you hit the Balkans: the coffee gets good. Finding myself in the old town

    A little piece of heaven on earth

    Since I started to boycott products made in China, my shopping habits have been severely curtailed. I loathe high streets and shopping malls with a

    Eating in one of Mrs Safija’s four rooms

    Sunday night. Sarajevo. Dinner. The restaurant was already booked by our hosts – we had an address and a taxi and assurances that our table

    No Bosnians in Bosnia

    I met a woman once who had survived the concentration camps. I was in awe of her. She was old and frail, but feisty. It

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