Istina Pobjeduje. The Truth Prevails.

As I sit in the Harry Potter-esque tea shop next to Hotel Kovaci contemplating the past two weeks in Bosnia, my main take away from the trip is the importance of storytelling. In class at the end of last quarter we were required to choose a “practice symbol” and mine ...

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Blog 3, Take 2

In class we often talk about mindfulness and living in the present moment. Attempting to understand how to do this while in the grip of grad school and work is almost impossible. Before I came to Bosnia I wondered if I would ever be able to accomplish some sense of ...

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Srebrenica & Tuzla

On Wednesday, we drove from Sarajevo to Tuzla and were given a tour of the International Council on Missing Persons (ICMP), which was established following the genocide in Srebrenica to help identify the bodies of those who were killed and return them to their families. About 7,000 of the 8,000 ...

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Zdravo Sarajevo

Upon arrival in Sarajevo, I was immediately struck by the beauty I saw, strikingly visible in the hills of lush green and red rooftops that dot the skyline. The Muslim call to prayer that echoes throughout the city is a distinct and beautiful reminder that I am no longer in ...

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