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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Armenian Cuisine

Now for the FUN part–the tale of eating our way through Armenia! Initially when Andrea told me that Armenian food was similar to Greek food, I thought I might manage to loose some weight on this trip. Although I am not a picky eater, Greek food is not my favorite, and since it is largely [...]

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The Armenian Genocide

It strikes me that the most important story about Armenia that I have come away with is the story of the Armenian Genocide. As an American born in the 1950s, I remember my mother referring to ‘starving Armenians’ but I never had any idea where that phrase originated from. If you were born to Armenian [...]

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Venturing Beyond Yerevan

Yerevan is not a beautiful city, in my estimation, but the Armenian people and their character make up for that. Armenians everywhere seem to be friendly, gentle, and gracious people who make us feel very welcome in their country. Of course, Andrea dropping a word of Armenian here and there in her conversations, helps to [...]

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Countdown Armenia

Our trip into Armenia was more interesting that I would have predicted: our plane was carrying some deportees. I have never been on a plane before that carried prisoners, so this was new experience for me. There were two security guards traveling with each prisoner, and I found myself wondering how much that was costing [...]

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My trip to Armenia

My friend, Andrea, and I have been talking about visiting Armenia for a couple of years, so when I got her Christmas card this year with a note added, “Do you still want to go to Armenia?”—I got in touch with her with a resounding “Yes.” I had just received my travel catalog from Exeter [...]

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