Day 1: Traveling and Arriving in Sarajevo

Having to board four flights to arrive to our destination was very stressful, but well worth the wait. In the midst of all the chaos, my classmate and I found ourselves thrown into several different cultural experiences unlike our own. I was fortunate to have sat by a woman and ...

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Sarajevo is Great!

I have a musician friend in Colorado that is from Croatia who I messaged immediately after watching the film “Scream for Me Sarajevo” our first full day in Bosnia. I knew he had immigrated to the United States to escape war, and not much else about his history, but he ...

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Srebrenica

Wow! The past two days have been extremely eye opening, unreal, exhausting and emotionally difficult. Before making this journey to Bosnia, I kept saying it’s been hard to wrap my mind around the events that had taken place between 1992 and 1995. It became abruptly real within a few seconds ...

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Welcome!!

The past two days have been a mix of extreme exhaustion, excitement, happiness, confusion, sadness, and shock.  After just a short time of being in Bosnia, it has been nothing short of a once in a lifetime experience. The connections Ann has created over the years have opened up so ...

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Srebinica

Have you heard of Srebinica? I had not until 3 months ago. Over 8,000 Muslims were murdered there in 1995 in the span of 5 days. Why is this event not well known? We visited the International Council on Missing Persons (ICMP) during our visit to Srebinica. We stood between ...

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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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Dobrodošli u Sarajevo!

On Monday at 14:30 I landed at Sarajevo International Airport and while collecting my bag observed the local men to be very tall and athletic; Admittedly, a pleasant sight for travel weary eyes. After reading of the genocide that took the lives of over 8,000 men in 1995 and the ...

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A Difficult Two Days

When I was told that Bosnia would be a mix of sorrow and hilarity, I didn’t know just how true that would be. The past few days have been an exhausting but exhilarating whirlwind, both emotionally and physically draining. From spending long hours in vans on bumpy, winding roads, to ...

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It’s complicated

“It’s complicated” might be an appropriate relationship status for Bosnia’s Facebook page. From the political system (Bosnia has three presidents) to citizens’ feelings about the country post-war, it appears living in Bosnia is complex. Many countans, an equivalent to counties, remain segregated ethnically. Students enroll in schools according to their ...

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