The End’s Not Near, It’s Here… Final Thoughts on Bosnia

This time last year, I did not believe that I would be spending my summer interning in Bosnia and Herzegovina.  When I decided to apply for this program, this choice was met with head tilts, questions as to ‘why would you want to do that? Is it even safe?’, and ...

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A Few Moments in Photos

Small signs in another world serve as reminders of the scars that this country continues to bear. I gaze at the physical beauty while marching to honor the lives lost in these woods. Mars Mira will continue to soar through my mind, being our first glimpse into the horror of ...

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The Tapping of Potential

As a visitor, here for just two short months, I have become enamored by Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country that has one of the most layered and complicated histories of any place I have studied.  The interwoven intricacies of this extraordinary place have become deeper mysteries to me the longer ...

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A Day in the Life…

It has been quite a week.  I am really settling into life in Sarajevo and the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina in general.  I have never travelled this long or had a home base as we are lucky enough to have at the Travellers Home Hostel.  Here are some of ...

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“The Ground is Too Thick and the Sky is Too Far Away”

Today at my internship, my new friend and coworker stated, “the ground is too thick and the sky is too far away” when we were discussing the war, and I am still mulling through all that it represents.  She wanted to hear about our weekend in Tuzla and Srebrenica… all ...

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Voda… Bosnian for Water

“When the well is dry, we will know the worth of water.”                                                               -Benjamin Franklin           ...

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Marš Mira (Peace March): 2017… Never Forget

This hike was unlike any other… because it was not a hike; it was a march to bear witness to the atrocities committed in 1995 that took the lives of 8372 people in just 6 days. My thoughts have not fully come together to create my takeaways from this pilgrimage ...

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Time

As another day in my first week of life in Sarajevo draws to a close, I wonder what has been impactful thus far.  Was it the rolling hills studded with red roofed houses?  Was it the hustle and bustle that is Bascarsija, where East meets West? Or was it the ...

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