Vidimo se, Bosnia.

As I settle back into life stateside, reflections are surfacing. I have eaten tacos, spicy salsa by the spoonful, and indulged in Indian curry. I have spent time with friends, pets, and loved ones, and I enjoyed some late nights and early mornings. Bosnia has been on my mind a ...

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Villages and Bunkers: Bosnia through the Outdoors and Underground

LUKOMIR- Village in the Sky Some time has passed since I have hiked to a village high in the mountains, (Ecuador, 2011) and even more time has passed since I have ventured into a war bunker (War Rooms, London, 2010). I have enjoyed recent opportunities to visit Bosnia’s highest village ...

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Heroes

I am now starting another week back in Sarajevo after a dense and heavy but satisfying weekend. Our group visited Tuzla, another city in eastern Bosnia, and we also returned to Srebrenica to complete the weekend, which is back to its quiet days and empty streets after the Peace March ...

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For Peace

Last week, I had the opportunity of a lifetime-to march 60 kilometers with over 10,000 other people-along with our own group of wonderful, fun, strong, and intelligent women-in commemoration and memoriam for those who lost their lives in the Srebrenica genocide of 1995, and for those who continue through this ...

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A Bosnian Match for my Own Brand of Dark Humor

I am writing another lighthearted blog post. I am currently processing my week last week for articulation in my next post regarding the Peace March, or Mars Mira, from Nezuk, a village near Tuzla, to Potocari, a three-day hike that followed the reverse route through which Bosniak men and boys ...

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The Dog/ Self-Discoveries

I didn’t realize how much time I actually spend with my dog Luka on a daily basis until I was separated from him with a distance of several thousand miles. It’s one of those things you don’t exactly realize that you miss until it’s temporarily not in your life, and ...

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The Views of Sarajevo

The sights of Sarajevo have been nothing but beautiful since I first saw the city from my seat in the propeller plane during the last flight of my journey across the Pond. Our group has already enjoyed Bosnian pitas, coffee, beer, and sweets as our dollars finally stretch to our ...

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