Today began as one of the most exciting days for me. We headed to the courts of Bosnia to see where war criminals that had not made it to the Haag were to be charged and tried for crimes of war.
We were fortunate enough to be able to meet a judge that is from the US. He explained to us the roles he plays and then was able to digress and explain so many things about how current systems work in Bosnia. Corruption seemed to be a topic that everyone really examined later on in the day and evening.
On the way home three of us elected to walk home from the courts. I was really glad I was able to do this, we got to debrief about the court while really getting to see parts of Sarajevo that I would not have otherwise seen. During the debrief I began to get into a, “death spiral” as I named it. The topic of morality came up, and philosophy as I’m sure everyone will tell you has been a hot topic for all of us. It seems that there is an impossible line to draw regarding morality, are are certain morals definite or are all of them flexible and dependent on who we are as people and a culture. I seem to go back in fourth on which I really believe and never really get to an answer; all I know is that it is something that really perplexes me and could answer so many questions in my life!!!!!!!!!!
I did return today to eat lunch and chat about life to a park that resides at the top of a hill and offers an incredible view of the city. Which you can see below
The day finished rather calming, I got to spend a bunch of time on the patio (by far my favorite place in Sarajevo) reading the hunger games. We all managed to waste some time away in a Han drinking Bosnian Coffee. The Han is this great old inn that travelers and merchants use to come through and stay in for free. Downstairs was an open area for animals and the inn was upstairs. The area where the animals now stay is used for a couple of amazing coffee shops.