Tag Archives: Serbia

Things I’ve Missed About North America

Whenever people find out that I’m living in Europe for two years, the first question (after a perplexed ‘Why?’) is whether I feel homesick.  For Slovenes especially, the idea of being away from home for an extended period of time … Continue reading

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Ljubljana Bound: A Days-Long Journey Into Night

I have talked of my adventures in foreign lands and told of my impressions of their people.  I have documented the days and weeks and reflected here on the things that I have seen and experienced.  I have even described … Continue reading

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Transitions

As I rode a bus from Novi Sad in the north of Serbia to Niš in the south, I stared out the window and contemplated the future of my trip.  I had already experienced so much, and it had only … Continue reading

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Balkan Impressions

As has been made abundantly clear over the last few weeks of blog posts, I recently had the long-wished-for oppourtunity to spend some time traveling in the Balkans.  For 15 days I was in motion, not allowing dust to settle, … Continue reading

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Waiting For The Wind

Two roads diverged on a mountain side, and I resolved to travel both.  Being a kid at heart is something I’ve always been proud of, and even as I’ve gotten older, I have found it no easier to put aside … Continue reading

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Guns, Fear and Razor Wire

I am finally going to talk about this monastery that I’ve been promising to discuss for the last several days.  There has been so much that I felt like needed to get said on the subject of Kosovo before I … Continue reading

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Torn Apart and Put Back Together

Kosovo is a sensitive topic, no matter who you’re talking to.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re Serbian, Albanian or neither, if you’ve heard more than a passing mention of Kosovo, you probably have an opinion about it.  You feel that … Continue reading

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Kosovo: An Introduction

Even as a burgeoning adult, I must admit that silly things sometimes really freak me out.  And I’m talking about really silly things.  I remember one occasion when I had just eaten and Courtney had come back from class and … Continue reading

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Alexander, Alexander!

If you wander the streets of Niš, Serbia, it will not be long before you stumble upon the huge statue of King Alexander Karađorđević, sitting proudly atop his horse and staring boldly into the middle distance.  I came upon the … Continue reading

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Devil of a Day

Be careful what you wish for, friends.  Not only might you get it, but it could come with strings attached.  In my case this involved getting a chance to speak with Serbian people who did not know English.  It would … Continue reading

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