Monthly Archives: November 2018

why do the most terrible things happen in the most beautiful places?

I returned from our program’s excursion in Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) 2 weeks ago, and I am still processing all that I experienced and learned. This program is incredibly intensive, and the content we discuss and learn about is not light. This trip to BiH was no exception – the war in Bosnia was the bloodiest of the Yugoslav conflicts.

As for the title of this post – BiH is an absolutely breathtaking country, especially at this time of year! Driving from Belgrade to Banja Luka and then to Sarajevo and Srebrenica, we passed through huge mountains, colorful trees, quaint farms and peaceful creeks (see the pictures below). This country is so beautiful, it is hard to imagine that such horrific things could occur on this same land.

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