Lasting Impressions

I will never forget the constant reminders throughout the city of Sarajevo and the Bosnian countryside that a brutal war occurred in the country less than 25 years ago. One could not escape the reminder if they tried. From the “Sarajevo Rose” mortar shell scars on city sidewalks and roads ...

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Heavy Days

What a difficult couple of days. I first want to say that I am struck by the collaborative effort of the wonderful people we met who were either directly affected by the Bosnian War or who are passionate in their quest to help those affected by the war. From Hasan ...

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Kindness and Surprises

Shortly after learning about the history of Bosnia and in particular about the Bosnian War, I would have assumed that the majority of people affected by the war would be bitter and angry, and that this attitude would carry into their everyday lives. I could not have been more wrong. ...

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First impressions in Sarajevo

I mentally prepared myself for the class trip to Bosnia by reading as much as I could about the history and culture there, and anticipating that witnessing the remnants of the Bosnian War would be tough to digest, as well as listening to first hand accounts of the experiences of ...

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