The title doesn´t fit here quite well I think O.o…even though I´m back it seems I´m not as happy as I should be. It´s funny. I lived here for 20 years, grew up, went to school, made friends…but…it seems my soul can´t keep still..i´m craving to go back to Sarajevo. Even if over there I had the same day routine, or quite the same routine, I loved it more there than here..?
haha I guess my origine´s calling for me. Anyways it´s been a long time I have a big responsibility here and when I came back I had to catch up for the last 6 months i spent overboard..like the paperwork I couldn´t do overboard and stuff. 2 weeks non stop running and doing paperwork -.-…tiring and no to forget exams I had here and also search for an internship. Yes here it stops now ^^ haha I settled down now for the time being lol
When you go overboard and return back to your country (argh..I feel uncomfortable writing YOUR country -.-…it´s not MY country…i just grew up here..im not either affectionate to it..im just thankful to it for giving me the chance to live here and find shelter), I´ll just say YOUR CURRENT RESIDENCE lol, you can definitely find the differences.
Starting from the mentality of the people to the landscape of the country. What´s really interesting for me, since I love cultures, is the big difference in the mentality and culture of the countries. The economic situation of a country has a big impact on them.
Best example: Luxembourg aka 2nd richest country in the world vs Bosnia, 96th richest country in the world. source: IMF(unless otherwise specified).
Luxembourg -> people mainly showing off how wealthy they are. You can see small kids (my neighbor for example -.-….when she was 3 years she got a damn iphone! goddamit where are we living?that even a small kid which doesn´t even go to school yet gets a hypertechnical iphone! I mean cm´on -.-. Now she has her own laptop and an ipad. I guess she has a lot of work that kid) Of course there are exceptions, but not many. Oh look my neighbor has the Audi A4 I need to buy the A5! Something like that -.- Here you can´t find many homeless people…well they are rare! You can find here and there some travellers who try to get some money on the street by performing.As soon as you don´t have the newest thing you get classified and looked differently.(I even once got asked from a town hall employee if I had a printer at home to print a paper? -.- and i thought: NO! Please tell me what a printer is but I just said: Yes I have one and guess what I even have a FAX machine! lol)
Bosnia-> people trying hard to survive with what they have. It´s not that there don´t exist people who don´t have an iphone or Samsung S3, I was quite shocked when I saw them in the city all with big phones and stuff, I mean, they also want to be accepted in the society. But they are more friendly and help you. Even if they don´t have much they are satisfied with their lives and are happy. It´s shocking when I got told the salary of an bank employee compared to Luxembourg.(that´s also the only reason I came back here to do my internship -.- if not I´d still be there enjoying a happy life haha) In Bosnia..the homeless..are quite a lot, considering the gipsies too. They queue on the streets near the lights to ask you some money when the cars stop or in the tram too.
I realized that the rich ones are not satisfied with what they have but the poor ones are happy people always funny and smiling. I have friends here wealthy and rich…problem kids I tell you -.- making a fuss over every little thing..the girls making their nails every freaking week..but not studying at school “Oh yeah cause mum and daddy pay everything and I´ll find a job no matter what since i have connections and my daddy has a big company” -.-…sigh.
Your social class depends on where you live. We got asked by a Professor in Sarajevo what our social class was. The students said middle and I said high. I told him it depends on where you live. In Luxembourg I´m middle class (we are a common family and no rich snobs lol) but in Sarajevo I´m high class. After some thoughts he acknowledged my answer.
Wow the post got quite long ^^I´m still not finished haha but I think I´ll leave that for the next post There exist some positive and negative aspects in each country I want to clear up haha and No I didn´t forget the “10 things you should know before coming to Sarajevo/Bosnia post” lol but I´ll need to write down the 10 things first, seems it´s not so easy to find 10 things as I thought at the beginning >.<