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Slovenia, Italy, Home..

The drive from Split, Croatia to Bled, Slovenia was on the newest motorway in the EU, an engineering marvel which crossed through the dramatic countryside of  stark Dinaric Alps, rivers, and deep gorges, over amazing bridges and through lengthy tunnels. … Continue reading

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More BiH, Croatia-Montenegro-Croatia

        It was hard to leave Sarajevo — the city had really grown on all four of us — and we talked about “next time we’re here…”. Next on the itinerary was Mostar, which is worth seeing, … Continue reading

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Belgrade, Part Two. Sarajevo, Part Three: Hope…?

From Athens we flew to Belgrade — back for S and me, for the first time for C and K.  We stayed in the same airbnb just off Knez Mihajlova where we had stayed before and it felt like a … Continue reading

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Greece

And to think we considered canceling this part of the Balkan Odyssey because of all the hype….  Cancelling was never really an option because so much of the Greek part of the journey had already been set in concrete (all … Continue reading

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Srebrenica/Potocari…

Yesterday as I sat outside our little B&B in the peaceful town of Kalampaka (Greece) with the Meteora rock formations towering above, breathing the hot, dry smell of pine and cedar while cicadas ran riot with their midsummer song, I … Continue reading

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Sarajevo, Part Two

The past few days have been a whirlwind — we’re now in Athens so I’m trying to get caught up.  The original plans for after Sarajevo had been to go to Banja Luka to meet with Aleksandar Zholja of Network … Continue reading

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Sarajevo, Part One

Where to begin?  It is now our last night here (though, as with Belgrade, fortunately we will be passing through again once C and K get here).  I have never actually been to Sarajevo before and truly didn’t know what … Continue reading

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First Encounter

  On Monday (7/13) after lunch with my aunt B (correction:  first cousin-once-removed…) I had my first meeting with a human rights group:  the Center for Civic Initiatives (Grandjanske Inicijative), part of Human Rights House in Belgrade which houses four … Continue reading

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Monasteries

Studenica.  Manasija.  Mileseva.  Sopocani.  Gracanica.  Decani… These are words I grew up with, conveying as they did a sense of deep mystery and mysticism.  In addition to being a Serb, my mother was also a Byzantine scholar.  So these sites, … Continue reading

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Photos

First set of photos now posted!

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