Onwards

I’m writing this final blog post from St. Peter’s Square in Rome, where my mom and I are waiting to see the Pope. This wasn’t my idea, and we still have about an hour and a half of waiting, but it doesn’t seem like the worst way to spend a ...

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Bosnian Pride

I chose this photo for a few reasons, but all of them culminate in the ultimate feeling I get from looking at this picture, which is the same feeling I have every time we meet someone new in Bosnia. It’s a feeling of deep respect, hospitality, and cooperation, not only ...

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Mostar

On Sunday we took a day trip to Mostar to see the bridge and hang out for awhile. We climbed to the top of a minaret outside of the mosque there, and the view of Mostar and the bridge was incredible. After Srebrenica and meeting Saliha, Rames, and Hassan, being ...

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University of Denver in Bosnia 2016-06-12 16:30:18

Today was a reminder that in spite of everything, there is still so much beauty and so many good people in the world. Thanks for the amazing day, BiH.

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Srebrenica

I didn’t realize that after spending only one night away from Sarajevo and Hotel Kovaci, coming back would feel like coming home. Last night Ann said something about a sense of guilt upon leaving Srebrenica, and I definitely empathize with that now. I am relieved that we have completed that part ...

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Day 1: First Impressions

Even though I just bought my plane ticket to Bosnia in January, I feel like I’ve really been planning this trip for over a year. I’m sure I’ve annoyed Ann many times by asking her when we’d be getting started with the logistics and recruiting students starting in the fall ...

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