Final Impresssions

Shortly after arriving back from Bosnia, I am left to synthesize the experience. With some time to think through my experience and to try to explain exactly why this opportunity to visit and intern was one of the best experiences in my life (needless to say, this simple communication was ...

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Favorite Photo

This photo is one of my favorite photos taken on the trip. It was taken from the top of the yellow fortress. A quick (and steep) walk uphill from the city center, the yellow fortress offers an interesting look at the city, not found from other viewing points. While a ...

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The Trip to Srebrenica

I have opened a word document about 5 or 6 times trying to write something that did not sound trite and which expressed exactly my feelings after the weekend in Srebrenica. Returning to Srebrenica two weeks after the Peace March (and adding a quick trip to the ICMP in Tuzla) ...

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Coffee

On a lighter note than my last post, one of the things I am excited that I have discovered here is my ability to once again drink coffee. An avid coffee drinker, 6 years ago I began to get massive stomach aches whenever I had it even if it was ...

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Peace March

I still do not know how I can explain my experiences late last week. During this part of the week, I walked as part of the Peace March (Marš Mira). The three-day, 20 mile-a-day walk was exhausting physically and mentally, but also intensely rewarding. I felt so humbled by the ...

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The Eternal Search for Change

We are all settling into our rhythms here (when the shower is free, the ins and outs of each of our individual internships, which places have free, unlimited wi-fi). There continues to be one cultural difference that continues to confound me: Change. The judging looks one receives when trying to ...

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First Impressions

The first few days, needless to say, have been incredibly busy. There was the arrival to the city, attempting to getting ones bearings in a city so old it forgoes the grid pattern we are so used to, the first tours, and, of course, the first day of the internship. ...

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