Apr 3 • 22M

The Concept of Ćejf :

Finding Pleasure in the Small Things in Life.

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David Pejčinović-Bailey MBE
Welcome to "An Englishman in the Balkans" podcast, hosted by David Pejčinović-Bailey. In this podcast, you'll get a unique look at life in Bosnia and Herzegovina through the eyes of an immigrant. Each episode, David shares his experiences living in this often misunderstood country, and introduces you to some of the interesting people he's met along the way. From exploring the rich culture and history, to discussing the challenges and joys of immigrating to a new country, this podcast offers a thoughtful and engaging look at life in the Balkans.
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In this episode of the podcast I have the pleasure of speaking with Nermin Numić, the co-owner and founder of a travel agency in Sarajevo called Ćejf, which is based on this very concept. “Numa” (thats his nickname) explained that the word Ćejf is derived from the Arabic word kayf, which means pleasure. It's a way of life that is all about finding pleasure in the small things.

What's unique about Ćejf is that it's deeply personal and individual. Everyone has their own definition of what brings them pleasure and what makes them happy. In Sarajevo, where Numa is from, Ćejf is a way of life that is respected and cherished by everyone. If someone is enjoying their own personal Ćejf, like smoking a cigarette or sipping on a cup of coffee, it's respected by others and not disrupted.

The concept of Ćejf is more than just living in the moment or enjoying life's pleasures. It's a way of life that is deeply ingrained in the culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It's a reminder to slow down and appreciate the little things in life that can bring us joy and happiness. It's about taking the time to connect with others over a cup of coffee or a meal and enjoying their company.

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