journeys at home and abroad
Just out from a reception at the British Embassy where we were briefed by the Defence Attache. Both entities within Bosnia, the Republic and the Federation, which are kind of parallel administrations, are in favour of EU and NATO membership, but there are difficulties in meeting the requirements. I was interested to know why the EU and NATO were keen to see Bosnia become a member of both groups.
Much talk about religious, cultural and ethnic identities. I have seen a few women in fashionable hijabs but no niquabs so far. Plum brandy is a local speciality and seems to be drunk by all communities when, for example, visitors come for supper.