Now That I’m Gone

Leaving Bosnia was sad for me even though I was excited to be home. On the way back home, I really thought about what my response was going to be when people asked me how the trip was. Thinking about this gave me some anxiety. How do I even begin ...

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The Three Houses

I took this photo in Srebrenica from the patio where I stayed. I remember thinking when I saw the photo opportunity that this photo will be perfect to show to people back home when they ask about what the city was like. Throughout this trip I have noticed three phases ...

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The Tea Shop

My experience at the tea shop today was quite enjoyable, and really made me feel as if I were present here in Bosnia. I arrived at the tea shop and was welcomed by the owner in a traditional fashion, even though I have only spoken to him in passing once ...

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Intimate conversations and wonderful people

The morning of Srebrenica was almost calm. I ended up being in the car with Hasan, which did not click until we had been driving for a while. It was very nice being in the car with him and Ann. They were talking like old friends, discussing stories and memories ...

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Observations First Day in Bosnia

Before arriving to Bosnia, I had an array of emotions. I was excited, nervous, anxious, and hopeful. I have done so much research about Bosnia, and now I am finally on the way. I am seeing landmarks that I read about in books and attempting to speak the language, though ...

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