Posts Categorized: Belgrade

The Beauty of Palimpsests

If I were to characterize the city of Belgrade, I would have to say that it seems to be both a pastiche of the various cultural influences on its history, and yet also a distinct entity in its own right. As a border town to various conquering nations, the city has constantly been destroyed and… Read more »

Week 2 in Belgrade

I can’t believe week 2 is over. Since getting here, we have been learning a lot. In this blog I will be discussing topics that were interesting to me because they had something similar to what happened in Rwanda. First, we learned about the ethnic conflicts that occurred in the former Yugoslavia. It was so… Read more »

Dobrodosli u Beograd– Welcome to Belgrade!

      This first week in Belgrade has been very eye-opening and fascinating. I am enjoying learning about the rich history of this city, and the preservation of the region’s culture. In class, we talked about the rather tragic, repetitious demolition of Serbia over the centuries, and it makes me appreciate how prosperous this… Read more »

Reminiscence

With the days of summer long gone and the inevitable fall starting to creep in, I have found myself starting another year at Northwestern. With it, I have been bombarded with familiar faces and friends that have spent some time away from. They all eventually get to it in their own way, but each one… Read more »

Београд је свет

    The people of Serbia are no strangers to social movements. From the student-led protests in 1996 to the Bulldozer Revolution in 2000 to the protests and sit-ins of today, Serbians have come together to protect what they think is important using any means that they can. During our time in Serbia, we were… Read more »

Balkan Hospitality

As my friends and I wondered the streets of Belgrade looking for a coffee shop, we stumbled upon Ulica Café. Immediately once we sat down a man came over and gave us a nod. As we began to struggle with the Serbian menu, the man said I can translate for you in flawless English. His… Read more »

Tragedy Is a Global Phenomenon

2:00am Sunday, 6/12/16 It has been a long day of errands and preparation for my impending trip to Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. I jumped into bed to finally end my day and get some sleep. I lie there and think about how nice it is to be back home in my bed. I lament the fact that… Read more »

Excitement for Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina

What are your plans for the summer? The question that is continuously asked around Northwestern and at home. Everyone wants to know what you are planning on doing or accomplishing over the summer. Every time someone asked me this question, I would excitedly say, “I’m going to be studying abroad in Serbia and Bosnia!” Through… Read more »