Global Practice Bosnia

Back

I’ve been back in the States for almost a week now and so I’ve had a chance to let my experiences this summer sink in a little. There are things I already miss. I miss the twinkling lights on the hills surrounding Sarajevo at night, I miss the bustling old ...

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Bosnia: Two Months Later

Well, it has now been roughly two months since I left Bosnia, and incidentally now that I think about it this blog post is roughly two months late (sorry Ann). As I write this, sitting with my two pups in my stuffy apartment, the emotion that keeps coming up for ...

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A Few Moments in Photos

Small signs in another world serve as reminders of the scars that this country continues to bear. I gaze at the physical beauty while marching to honor the lives lost in these woods. Mars Mira will continue to soar through my mind, being our first glimpse into the horror of ...

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Lessons Learned

I’ve traveled to a good number of places in my short lifetime. I’ve noticed that everywhere I go I pick up a few things that stay with me. Here’s what I’ve learned in Bosnia. No sorrys (sorries?) After spending some time here, I’ve caught myself apologizing for things I really don’t ...

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Andar

Andar for coffee today.  “Andar backwards, you get Radn(j)a which in Bosnian means -a shop-“ In the place where I am sitting a man opened his shoemaking shop in 1933 the family business was passed down to his son and then his granddaughter. By the time she had inherited the ...

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Green Visions – not your average tour agency

When you hear ‘tourism agency’ you probably think about the highly organized trips in big international cities. Green Visions is not your average tourism agency. Green Visions is one of the pioneers of the adventure tourism in Bosnia and the Balkan region. Adventure tourism? Yes! One of the best ways ...

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Alone.

I did something last weekend that may seem small to some, but for me it was quite big. I went to Slovenia alone. I had never taken a trip by myself before and never saw interest or reason as to why someone would even want to do such a thing. ...

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Some lessons learned

As the summer comes to a close, I thought I would share a bit of what I learned from living with 11 women this summer. I was one of two males in our cohort, with Brandon being the other male and quite a bit older (he has a son around ...

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Niti jedna žena nevidljiva

Decorations on the office walls at Fondacija CURE Last week at my internship I spent a solid 20 minutes scrolling through photos of sculptures of topless women on the internet. It’s not exactly what I had envisioned working on this summer, but it turns out that sometimes when you’re looking ...

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The Elusiveness of Time

Previously mentioned when discussing my internship and the difference between working in the United States and in Bosnia, I mentioned that time seemed to be elusive here. This exact concept is the thing I loved and will miss this most from the summer, but also the thing I cannot wait ...

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