East and West
Oct30

East and West

Despite being home in the United States, my mind often wanders back to the rolling hills of plum orchards and small bustling cities of Serbia. The sweeping cathedrals, delicious food, and friendly people were all and more than I expected. Here at UA, I study Russian and Eastern Europe, and traveling to that region for the first time with the Serbia Fellowship Experience was a dream come true. The Balkans are an incredibly interesting...

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St. Sava Temple
Aug02

St. Sava Temple

One building dominates the skyline of Old Belgrade – the St. Sava Temple. Its huge light-blue domes capped with golden Orthodox crosses seemingly pop out of nowhere when looking at the sky. It dwarfs any other building in the city, and is the largest place of worship that I have ever seen. I have only been in Serbia for a few days, but I am nearly certain that visiting the St. Sava Temple will be my highlight of these two weeks....

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Packing Lightly for Serbia
Jul26

Packing Lightly for Serbia

I travel a lot, and yet packing is still something that I struggle with. It isn’t procrastination that I suffer from more than I can never seem to pack lightly. In the last year, I have traveled thousands and thousands of miles across the country and once abroad, and every single time I found myself overpacking. Although I never came close to the airline weight limit, my heart always dropped a bit when I placed my suitcase on the...

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