I went back

As my title speaks for itself, I went back to the mountainous and somewhat depressive state in the, what I like to call it, armpit of Europe. It is not known well enough as a dominantly European state like Italy or Spain, but it is still there, unnoticed, and dare we say, thriving. Sarajevo tourism …

“See You Next Year… the Ones Who Survive.” A Story of How a Concentration Camp Isn’t Commemorated

Sudbin stood in front of us in the abandoned building know as Trnopolje in Prijedor, located in Republika Srpska. He explained to us how he survived the ordeal of being in a concentration camp during the war. Him and his family lived across the river in the municipality, in a predominantly Bosniak settlement. Soon, it fell to …

Fortune Tellers, Fights with Taxi Drivers, Old Bridges & Banja Luka (More Pictures)

It’s been a long time since I’ve written, and with good reason. It’s been pretty busy the past two weeks. Onto the more interesting points… We’ve been doing quite a bit of traveling lately. But for the more nitty gritty things. Last Wednesday night, the 24th, as I was heading into the city late at …

Piercings, Cigarettes, Hot Tea and Fights (Pictures Included)

To start off before anyone gets the wrong impression: I do not smoke. I just have a funny story to share. We were sitting in my genocide class taught by my professor who is a Srebrenica survivor, when he was explaining to us the horrible life conditions they faced daily in Srebrenica, and eventually Potocari. …

“It’s a Genocide that Still Occurs” (Disclaimer: This is Disturbing)

Amor Masovic stood before my class on the 18th of June and explained that his hands have touched over 15,000 skeletal remains in the past 20 years. Amor works as the director of the ICMP here in Bosnia and Herzegovina and has spent the past 20 years of his life finding, and excavating mass graves …