A touching experience..

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children of Tilava

I've  had the incredible fortune to go visiting Bosnia and a small part of Serbia. I took part in a special proget in which i had to sleep in an elementary school and to use only old bikes (taken from Italy)  to move in the city (Sarajevo) and even out of it. we did lot of kilometres under the sun or under the heavy rain, during the day or during the night in order to visit some churches , some places that where important during the war and to speak  with people who have done or only lived the war. In the afternoon we did volouteering with children, preparing some activities that didn't need a specific explanation because many children didn't speak english (  most of them were too litte) and trying to communicate with them without offending their culture and touching some points like  family in general because most of them had lost hisrents or brothers during the war.

communication and play
We attended a sort of course in which a man explained us how to recognize different types of bombs: colours, forms, positions and also aims, purposes are important!!it was very interesting and.......unfortunately useful!! living there for two weeks we met many interesting, kind and hospital people!!!!!!!!! once we entered a house of a family we had met and they offered us so much food even if it was evening and they weren't prepared that we hadn't eat for tha day after!!( notice that we were about 20 and it's not so simple to hospitalize so many people !!!).they give us some kind of tipical honey sweets and rose marmellade with fresh warm bread (the man went out in order to buy bread for 20!!).well..after this great experience ..i asked myself how can somebody be sospicious about foreigners without knowing nothing about??? i'll keep laughs of thosechildren and looks of Sarajevo's people forever in my heart!!!!!   i can't tell here everything we did and every feel we had so ..if you want to know sth in particular aboaut ask me!!!

vagabond07 says:
hello Francesca! i liked your blog about sarajevo. i think its great what you guys did there for 2 weeks! i hope to visit there this year, along with the other balkan countries. ciao :)
Posted on: Feb 04, 2011
GT500E_1967 says:
I am glad u liked in Bosnia,people there can be extremely nice,but unfortunately as well extremely rude. But once they get to like u,u will be their friend forever.Nice nature,and best food in Europe:P
All in all i like your blog :o)
Posted on: May 02, 2010
jarno_leijen says:
Quite tough to grow up in sarajevo!
nice blog though =)
Posted on: Jan 29, 2010
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