I arrived in Bosnia on May 28th. After nearly a year of being away, I sat in the propeller plane full of nerves. I was energized by what I saw: a country lush with green mountains and clear, blue rivers. To me, Bosnia really is the most beautiful place I have ever had the privilege of visiting. My first video blog is simply to share the beauty and, in a way, begin to deconstruct the stereotypes of Bosnia as only a war torn and “lost” country.[youtube gAPgLaya6gc]
I know that multitudes of challenges will present themselves to me, but I find that in difficult times I can return to Bosnia’s land and people and feel restored and ready to face the next day.
More to come soon, including a brief stay in the hospital, the language barrier, news on Mladic’s trial in the Hague, and my first days in Tuzla… In the meantime, check out my latest photographs from Bosnia here on flickr.
Posted By Julia Dowling
Posted Jun 9th, 2011