The meeting of cultures

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Sarajevo is often called the Jerusalem of Europe and rightfully so. On my first walk in the old town of Sarajevo I marvelled at the diversity of the city, which is so apparent in the different architectural styles and the temples devoted to different faith, yet all so close to one another. Walking downtown, one will see a beautiful cathedral, an orthodox church, mosques, a synagogue, all part of a beautiful mosaic that makes on ponder over the problems of separatism and the possibilities of unity.

There is a certain spot in the old town of Sarajevo, where you look east and see Istanbul, then you look west and see Vienna. It is called “the meeting of cultures”–and it is beautiful in its simple demonstration of how just one step can make all the difference in the world.


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