Goodbye, Sarajevo

Somehow our program and our time in Bosnia has come to an end already. Everyone left yesterday for the airport to catch their planes to various destinations. Claire and I had an extra day in Sarajevo; we left today for Ljubljana, Slovenia. It always happens this way but I really ...

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Sirnica

Today we hiked to Lukomir, the most isolated village in the Balkan area. It is the most populated village at the highest altitude and it currently has 25 people living in it. After driving to a trailhead to begin the hike, it took us about two and a half hours ...

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International Criminal Tribunal of Yugoslavia

This afternoon we went to the International Criminal Tribunal of Yugoslavia (ICTY) outreach office and met with Almir Alić, the ICTY Registry Liaison Officer. In his position, Mr. Alić wears many hats and there was one outreach program in particular that he does, which I found absolutely fascinating. I’ve been ...

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Srebrenica

We just spent two days in Srebrenica, the site of the worst massacre on European soil since World War II. We fit so much into those two days and I am not sure I have yet processed our time there enough to adequately put into words what the experience was ...

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First Impressions of Sarajevo

I can’t believe we’re actually here! It always seems surreal at the beginning of a trip you’ve been planning for and excited about for months. Getting here was a little stressful. My flight to Munich landed over an hour late and I already had a short window between the flights ...

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