Final Blog

It’s been two weeks since I landed on U.S. soil and being home is exactly like everyone said it would be. The questions. “How was your trip?” “Great.” (Actually it was an amazing and indescribable experience that I cannot put into words.) “Did you have fun?” “Yes” (and no. The ...

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Favorite Moment

So many inspiring, unforgettable moments on this trip but I would like to go back to the very beginning, if I may, to the group’s first attempt at a weekend excursion to Croatia. Even though Makarska itself was spectacular, the most memorable experience for me was the actual transportation to ...

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Srebrenica

I do not know real fear. My worst nightmare pales in comparison to the terror that was Srebrenica in July 1995. Throughout the survivor testimonies, there were constant references to “shivering” and “trembling” – the physical representation of knowing that death is near. Looking death in the face in the ...

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Engleski Studenti

At Wings of Hope, I’m helping with the summer language program by teaching English to Bosnian students. It is a free program, open to people of all ages for the month of July and I’m astounded by the students’ abilities. Their ages range from 9 to 13 years old, and ...

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Beyond words.

Being a part of such an indescribable experience, I’m finding it very difficult to form coherent and chronological sentences about the immense event that is Marš Mira. Solution for the time being: I’m just going to let my stream of consciousness take it away… Peace March. Peaceful. Birds chirping. Butterflies fluttering. Bees ...

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An Ode to Shoes

One new habit that we have all been forced to adopt in the past two weeks is the strict “no shoes inside” policy. Whether coming home after wandering the Baščaršijan labyrinth or strolling along the Miljacka river, either returning from internships or stumbling home from a late night out, or ...

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First Real Excursions!

We had some fun sightseeing activities today with Jadranka, who was a great tour guide. She knew a lot about the early history and architecture of the city as well as the recent war years since she grew up in Bosnia and experienced the siege in Sarajevo first-hand. At the ...

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