Category Archives: Reportages

Series, stories and reportages

Beograd, Preševo, Šid

Ljudi koji su prolazili kroz Srbiju, bežeći od rata, ostavili su dubok trag u nama. Kao i mi u njima. Družili smo se, upoznavali jedni druge. Možda stekli i nova prijateljstva. Gledajući situaciju po Beogradu, Šidu i Preševu, lep utisak su ostavili svi ti ljudi koji su donosili hranu, piće, lekove i odeću.

Sestra i ja smo, radeći na njenom istraživanju, posetile ova mesta. Na tim lokacijama, a najviše u Beogradu, upoznale smo dosta ljudi. Uglavnom su bili pozitivni i nasmejani. Naprosto, drugačije nisu ni mogli. Jednog dana stekli smo manju grupu prijatelja. Dogovor je bio da se sutradan nađemo i ponovo vidimo. Eto, da popijemo kafu. Kada smo došli u dogovoreno vreme njih nije bilo. Svuda smo ih tražili, a onda je stigla poruka da su želeli da ostanu, ali su morali otići. Sutradan je stigla poruka pozdrava iz Austrije. A nakon toga ubrzo i pozdrav iz Nemačke. Taj pozdrav nas je obradovao, kao da smo ga dobili od nekog najrođenijeg i najbližeg. Naš kratak susret je i njima i nama dovoljno značio da ostanemo u kontaktu.

Nekad je biti prisutan, svestan situacije i otvoren prema drugima jedini način da nekome istinski pomogneš. Izbeglicama koje su prošle kroz našu zemlju bile su potrebne i hrana i odeća, ali im je, često, najpotrebnije bilo da nesto podele i ostvare komunikaciju sa nekim. Da se osete kao ljudi.




People who have passed through Serbia, fleeing from war, have left a deep mark on the people here; like we have on them. We socialized, meeting one another. Maybe some of us even made new friends. Considering the situation in Belgrade, Sid and Presevo, all the people who brought food, drink, medicine and clothing left a good impression.

My cousin and I, while working on her research, visited these places. In these locations, especially Belgrade, we met many people. They were generally positive and full of smiles. The simply couldn’t feel differently. One day we met and befriended a small group of friends. We agreed to meet up the following day for some coffee. When we arrived at the agreed time they weren’t there. We looked everywhere for them, and then a message from them arrived, they wished to stay but they had to go. The next day we received a greeting from Austria, and shortly thereafter, a greeting from Germany. That message brought us joy, as if it came from someone near and dear. Our short encounter was for us, and for them, reason enough to stay in contact.

Sometimes being present and aware of the situation and keeping yourself open toward other is the only way to truly help someone. Refugees who passed through our country were in need of food and clothing, but often the only thing they needed the most was to share time and stories with another person. To feel human.

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LICEULICE street magazine

Anđela Petrovski © All Rights Reserved

The Coffee and Tea House “Teferic”

Kafečajnica “Teferič”

Kafečajnica “Teferič” se nalazi u Novom Pazaru. Specifična je po toplom i prijateljskom raspoloženju, mirisu i izgledu, kao i načinu pripreme kafe. Nalazi se u staroj čaršiji u centru grada, okružena zanatlijskim dućanima, pekarama i pržionicama kafe. Ispod nje se nalazi Isa – Begov hamam čije dvorište, ograđeno debelim zidovima, leti služi kao bašta. U uglu kafečajnice je kuhinjica, gde se kuva kafa u prosutom žaru. Čovek iza šanka vešto i brzo kuva kafu i sipa u šoljice. Prostorija je uvek puna ljudi, onih koji se zadube u priču i onih koji popivši prvu kafu nastavljaju svojim putem. Momak iz kafečajnice prenosi kafe od dućana do dućana po narudžbini, tako da se, svakog momenta na nekom mestu ispija ta kafa, spremljena na žaru u “Teferiču”. Ovde su svi prijatelji, kolege ili komšije. Ljudi se smeju, dinamični su, često šetaju od stola do stola pozdravljajući se sa poznatim i sa nepoznatim ljudima. Naruče novu turu i kreću u novu priču. Ovo mesto predstavlja nezaobilaznu tačku na putu skoro svakog čoveka koji u tom trenutku prolazi čaršijom. Jednostavno odiše takvom atmosferom, da nas zove da na momenat napravimo pauzu za kafu, nasmejemo se, sretnemo ljude, podelimo određene trenutke smeha i priča, i nastavimo dalje.


The Coffee and Tea House “Teferic” is located in Novi Pazar, Serbia. It’s situated in the town center’s old bazaar, surrounded by craft stores, bakeries and coffee roasters. Teferic is unique for its warm and welcoming ambiance but also for its process of preparing coffee. The old Isa-Begov bath house resides just below the coffee house. It’s backyard, enclosed by ancient stone walls, serves as a patio in the summer. In the corner of the café is a very small kitchen, where coffee is prepared on hot embers. A man behind the bar skillfully and quickly prepares the muddy thick coffee and disseminates it into cups. The place is filled with patrons: those who linger in conversation and those who drink their morning coffee and go off on their way. A young man serves the coffee from store to store so that at any given moment, coffee that is made from the Teferic kitchen is being sipped in some location of the bazaar. Everyone here is a friend, a colleague or a neighbor. People here are dynamic, they often walk from table to table to greet familiar and even unfamiliar faces. They order another round and start a new conversation. This place is an inevitable destination for almost anyone who visits the bazaar. It simply radiates such an atmosphere that it calls for a moment to take a coffee break, smile, greet people, share a moment together and go on with our day.

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Anđela Petrovski © All Rights Reserved

Part of the project “OkO Srbije”

http://www.okosrbije.com/