Hey, I'm Mel!
I'm a tea sommelier, an adventurer, a language lover, and a photographer! I love finding new ways of seeing the world. Chasing an unconventional life inspires me. In my writing here I'm pursuing to be as raw and honest as possible. I'm goofy, sarcastic, and straightforward. I want to make you feel comfortable so you can sit down with a cup of tea and chat like we're family. Welcome to my corner of the internet.
Category: Bosnia & Herzegovina
Bosnia & Herzegovina December 1, 2017 Documentary Episode: Photographers Without Borders in Bosnia with Project 1948 Last night I came home after drinking at the bar, cuddled up with my husband on the couch, and smiled for about 13 minutes straight as I finally watched the Photographers Without Borders 'PWB TV' docu... Bosnia & Herzegovina July 13, 2017 36 Hours in Sarajevo The cosmopolitan capital city is reclaiming its identity from the war in the early ‘90s, and is polishing up a beautiful tourism trade. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city in Bosnia and Herzegov... Bosnia & Herzegovina February 7, 2017 The Best Tea House in Sarajevo I first heard it whispered about in the cozy kitchen of The Doctor's House hostel in Sarajevo. Čajdžinica Džirlo, or 'the hippie tea shop' as the girls at the hostel put it. It was my second day in Bo... Bosnia & Herzegovina November 2, 2016 Avoiding land mines in Bosnia Originally published on Twenty-Something Travel When I first told people I was going to Bosnia for a month, there were a lot of raised eyebrows. "Bosnia? Why Bosnia?", "Isn't it dangerous... Bosnia & Herzegovina November 1, 2016 There is no journey too arduous for a solid cup of coffee Originally published on Roads and Kingdoms It’s late morning when we pass a huddle of sheep by the side of the road and turn the last rocky corner into Lukomir, Bosnia’s highest-altitude an... Bosnia & Herzegovina July 7, 2016 Encounters with Bosnian coffee If traveling through Bosnia, there will come a time when you’ll be pulled into a street café or someone’s kitchen, seated, and offered a thimble-sized cup of what looks, smells and tastes like hot, sw... Bosnia & Herzegovina June 16, 2016 Marching in Sarajevo’s First Unofficial Pride Parade Originally published on Photographers Without Borders Sarajevo is a city unlike my own. The language is Bosnian. Islam is the majority religion. The coolest place to hang out is an old Otto...