Great Friends and a Trip to Oregon

We want to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us celebrate this little girl!  From Sarajevo to New York, from Ohio to Portland, from Nevada and Arizona to Southern Oregon, our amazing friends and family have been super generous with their excitement, time and gifts.  We (and she!) are incredibly lucky…

Diplomatic Winter Bazaar

Every December in Sarajevo local embassies get together to throw a winter bazaar, hawking piles of treats, crafts and wears in the name of charity:  all proceeds from the bazaar are donated to local non-profits specializing in the care of children.  This year’s Diplomatic Winter Bazaar took place December 1st, and a new addition to…

Robert Visits Sarajevo, plus a Half Marathon

There is little I enjoy more right now than showing off Sarajevo to guests. The hikes, cafes, museums, cable car (!)… the list of sites and experiences goes on and on, and all endear Sarajevo to those who make the trek to visit. Robert and I covered much of the city and surrounding area while…

Sarajevo Film Festival

About five years ago I gave up going to movie theaters.  I finally conceded that they, along with any other dark venues featuring flashing lights, were a trigger for my migraines and it was time for a change.  But now we’re living in Sarajevo, which this August hosted the 23rd annual Sarajevo Film Festival. Premiering…

Cable Cars and Olympic Ruins

Back in the day (the mid-1950s) the Yugoslavian government began, and completed, an ambitious project in Sarajevo – to connect the city center with the top of Mount Trebević via cable cars.  The system operated for almost four decades, delighting locals escaping the smog-filled city valley to the “Lung of Sarajevo”, as the mountain was…

Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

We have a new hometown!  A couple months ago Brendan accepted another position within USAID based in Bosnia & Herzegovina, and its been a whirlwind ever since.  Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, we visited family on two coasts, met with management companies to rent out our Portland apartment, and packed up everything we own to be…