So long, and thanks for all the coffee.

Leaving Sarajevo was hard, in many ways. There was of course the physical journey of leaving Bosnia. I had booked my round trip tickets in and out of Europe through Budapest since I had family I wanted to see there. However getting from Sarajevo to Hungary is not as easy ...

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Why are there so many dudes? A restaurant review gone awry

The following was an attempt at humor and social commentary that probably failed on both fronts, enjoy. Anyone who has been to a restaurant with me knows that I frequently make empty American promises about leaving a review on trip advisor/yelp/google/etc. In reality it takes a truly remarkable experience (both ...

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The faces of Srebrenica

This weekend I returned to Srebrenica with my fellow peace marchers, along with the rest of the program participants to get a more in depth look at the fall of Srebrenica, the genocide and the impact it had on the area. In three days we travelled from Sarajevo to Tuzla, ...

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Tito’s Bunker

On Saturday we had the pleasure being able to visit the infamous and mysterious ARK D0, aka Tito’s Bunker. A relic of the Cold War, the bunker was commissioned in 1953 as a way for the late-Josip Broz Tito and his high command to escape the horrors of a potential atomic ...

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July 11th 2015, 20th Anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide – my thoughts

Following the end of the peace march on Friday the 10th and a very chilly night in a tent, the day of the 20th anniversary memorial was here. In past years families of the deceased and the remaining marchers attended the burial of the dead identified during the year. However ...

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Srebrenica 20th Anniversary Peace March // Mars Mira

Last week I had the honor of participating in the Srebrenica Peace March (“Mars Mira” in Bosnian) with five other women from the Bosnia Global Practice Program. The march is a reported 120 kilometer trek (some sources claim 100 kilometers, jury is still out on this one), through the Bosnian ...

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Observations about the oddities of urban Sarajevo columbidae

So we’ve been given a list of topics to write about at some point over the term for the blogs and one of the suggested topics was to write on “one difference” we have observed or encountered so far. As with any international experience there are multitude of differences, ranging ...

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Sarajevo, BiH First Impressions

This Sunday I took a bus from Zagreb, Croatia to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The bus ride took around 8 hours, the majority of which was through the north of Bosnia. The lengthy bus ride revealed many truths about Bosnia and life here, while also posing many more unanswered questions. Bosnia ...

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