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listening to the stories

There has been a considerable amount of distrust and debate about the number of casualties that occurred in the Bosnian War. Calculating the number of people who have or been killed, injured, raped, or forced to flee from their homes is highly politicized and… 1,096 more words


Hiking in Kotor, Montenegro

After Mostar, Leah and I headed south via bus to Dubrovnik, Croatia, which, when we arrived, was abundant with thunderstorms. We enjoyed the luxuries of a private room, and after a local dinner, a (somewhat) restful slumber, we awoke in the early hours of the morning and continued east to yet another country: Montenegro. 347 more words


Which Popular European Vacation Spot Disappointed Me?

I was trying to come up with a list of my “Least Favorite Countries,” recently, as a bit of a contrast to my Three Favorite Countries… 1,104 more words


Exit Wounds – The Paradox Of Peace: Sarajevo’s World War I

It is one of the great ironies of history that Sarajevo, the city where World War I ignited, was untouched by military violence during the war. 1,051 more words

The Balkans

Vlado Martek

I was explaning to my classmates what stereotypes Balkan carries (animalistic, violent, constant conflict) and my tutor Mike said it sounds like England. I thought it was interesting because everyone can recognize their inner fears and frustrations with their own countires in the Balkans. 84 more words

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