Alone.

I did something last weekend that may seem small to some, but for me it was quite big. I went to Slovenia alone. I had never taken a trip by myself before and never saw interest or reason as to why someone would even want to do such a thing. ...

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Krila Nade

“Wings of Hope” a foundation I feel especially fortunate to be apart of this summer as an intern. The mission statement reads: “Improving the social inclusion and strengthening of women, children, youth and other vulnerable groups by promoting and protecting human rights, mental health and support in education” These words ...

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University of Denver in Bosnia 2017-08-02 03:00:07

Fear can be controlling, paralyzing. It holds power and the ability to make us act in ways that surprise us. Some of us hide, some of us fight. This type of fear isn’t the fear of a giant spider like the many scattering our tall ceilings and eat me while ...

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Srebrenica Take II

Last weekend we returned to Srebrenica. A place where broken promises cost the lives of thousands after it was announced to be a UN Safe Zone in a time of desperate need. The cemetery/memorial is conveniently placed across the street from the former Dutch UN base in Potočari, sending a ...

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Bosnian Hospitality

I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with a handful of incredibly moving and hospitable people here in Bosnia. People who have been complete strangers just moments before and were now going out of their way to help us or explain things. During Marš Mira, there were times when ...

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Marš Mira

After 3 days and roughly 60 miles of trekking through exposed sun and mine fields, mass graves and rural villages, we ended our journey in Potočari. A place where just over 20 years ago, thousands of men and boys escaped into the hills in effort to save their lives. Some ...

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First Impressions

The honeymoon week has concluded and I find myself settling into new roles, a new place and a heavily new understanding of the world. A new understanding of myself is brewing in the meanwhile and I am working on honoring that state. As a first time traveler this place is ...

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