|Rusty's home-made Bosnian (or Turkish, actually) coffee -|
this was my first attempt at it a number of months ago in
People in this part of the world bleed coffee. (I am serious. I think it is in their blood.) It is a daily 'must-do' for everyone in this country, no matter what age.
I know some people here who probably drink close to ten coffees on some days, no kidding!
When I first arrived to Bosnia, I was probably the furthest from a coffee-connoisseur that you could be. However, now - and somewhat thanks to my partner's insistence - I do not think I could survive without a morning caffeine 'fix'.
I have grown to love the coffee culture that exists in this country.
Rather than being crammed indoors on a computer all day, youths here actually go outside to catch up with friends face-to-face - and coffee is the perfect excuse to do that.
Even those who are a bit older, and who struggle to go outside all the time, are always inviting their friends and family over to their home for coffee.
Unfortunately, such a culture is not so prominent in Australia.
Maybe, once I return home, I will attempt to incorporate this culture into my own lifestyle, as well as those of some of my friends and family (yeah, watch out, guys).
However, in a society, such as Australia, where we tend to communicate with people with technology these days rather than face-to-face, I am unsure of how effective it will be.
That does not mean I cannot try, though!
Just ask my partner, even I can make a decent coffee these days - doesn't mean one of my friends can't!
So, bujrum - or 'welcome' - everyone... Would you like your coffee with or without milk?