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Kosovo Leaders Have Been Accused of Killing and Harvesting Organs

John Dyer reports for Vice News:

‘On Tuesday, Clint Williamson — an American diplomat appointed EU prosecutor in 2011 to investigate crimes against humanity in Kosovo — released a scathing statement that accused the Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) of murdering a handful of people and then trafficking their kidneys, livers, and other body parts. 146 more words


Split & Hvar Photo Gallery

Split, Croatia is a beautiful and historic city that has been on my must see list for years.  I was nine weeks into my Balkan journey when I arrived in Split. 336 more words

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Photography Assignment: Lokrum Island

Lokrum Island is short 10 minute boat ride from the Old Town of Dubrovnik.  The boats leave from the Old City Harbor several times a day, however I recommend getting there early so you can have enough time to see the entire island.   1,144 more words

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Mihailo Papazoglu: Serbia and Canada, fighting on the right side of history

Sarajevo, June 28, 1914. After 400 years under Turkish Ottoman and almost 40 under Austro-Hungarian occupation, people of some dozen different nationalities share the same dream of freedom — Gavrilo Princip among them. 770 more words

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Photography Assignment: Dubrovnik Part Two

Please read Part One of Photography Assignment:  Dubrovnik prior to reading Part Two.  

Every morning I set out guided by two awesome maps the tourist office provided me when I arrived.   909 more words

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War tourism: Tour operators taking advantage of growing interest in travel to conflict zones

Moshe Gilad reports for Haaretz:

‘It’s a thin line between morbid curiosity about the catastrophes of others and a genuine desire to understand the world’s most sensitive areas. 132 more words

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Photography Assignment: Dubrovnik Part 1

Visiting Dubrovnik, Croatia during the summer months is not pleasant for the experienced nomad.  The city is crowded, the heat is unbearable, and the prices are high.   696 more words

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