What Bosnian grandmothers say

One interesting topic of the conversations with the two Bosnia travel guides mentioned in the blog entries of the last two days was the wisdom their grandmothers passed on to them. It was an interesting coincidence since the topic was self-initiated and unprompted.

The grandmother of the guide based in Sarajevo told him that he will be fine with everything as long as he does not go to extremes.

The grandmother of the Mostar guide told him not to pretend to know something if he does not. Foolish people present themselves as clever and clever people present themselves as foolish, she said.

I am glad that the time-honoured Bosnian wisdom has now gone to the East.

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