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Hello!

Welcome to the ‘Blog’. Nice to have you here.

Just a quick note to let you know what the deal is here.

The end of Nov 03, I accepted an overseas internship with OSCE, the Office for Security and Co-operation in Europe. There is a link on the right if you want to check them out.

This means I will be working in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) for 4.5 months. I fly out Jan 30, and return June 13. My last day at work in Jan 23, which you can see is rapidly approaching.

While in BiH, I will be staying with an old friend. We haven’t seen each other in some time, so its quite exciting. Also, my job promises to give me scads of skills, and a chance to really see some of the country.

I have wanted to go to Eastern Europe for over a decade. I think it started with the height of the “cold war” propganda with Reagan. I couldn’t get my head around the idea that folks in communist countries were all just evil, and so forth. BiH is no longer communist, but that doesn’t change the thrill of going for me.

Anyway, I will be staying in a one bedroom apartment with my friend, Scott. We will live about 25 mintues walking from where I will work, and 15 minutes from the town center. I will let you know how that is. ;-)

The whole deal has me both excited and nervous. Its my first time out of the country, so I figure it is a typical anxiety. I have very few things left on my to do list, aside from some purchases. So far, the only down sides are leaving Dana behind for a bit, and having to remove my earrings. I plan another entry about the earrings, and why, and why I care and all that.

Posted by Andrew     

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