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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan September 18th 2012

Well, it’s been exactly a week since I’ve arrived in Yerevan and I can say I’m lucky enough to feel very welcome here. Perhaps for the simple fact that I feel at home with my host family and have reunited with some relatives I do not feel as though I’m in a foreign city, but that I belong and fit in as I should. Although, everything about this city is foreign for the simple fact that I haven’t been here in 20 years and don’t speak the language. Not understanding what people are saying around me is frustrating and makes me feel like the outsider that I am. For some reason I am emotionally withdrawn from my usual reactions/feelings when I travel. I typically feel inspired, motivated and super excited. However, this week I have felt ... read more
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Horseback riding
Rusty beast

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan September 3rd 2012

Hicran Ciğdem Yorgancıoğlu ‘nun Armenia Ermenistan Yerevan Erivan Devr-i Alem Hicri Alem Hicran Çiğdem Seyahatnamesi’nden ..seyahat notlarından alıntılardır . Her hakkı saklıdır .. / Eserin tüm telif hakları H.Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu’na aittir . Eserin izinsiz kopyalanması çoğaltımı ,yayını ,dağıtımı halinde 5846 sayılı Fikir ve Sanat Eserleri Kanunun hükümleri geçerli olacaktır.Hicran Ciğdem Yorgancıoğlu ‘nun Armenia Ermenistan Yerevan Erivan Devr-i Alem Hicri Alem Hicran Çiğdem Seyahatnamesi’nden ..seyahat notlarından alıntılardır . Her hakkı saklıdır .. / Eserin tüm telif hakları H.Çiğdem Yorgancıoğlu’na aittir . Eserin izinsiz kopyalanması çoğaltımı ,yayını ,dağıtımı halinde 5846 sayılı Fikir ve Sanat Eserleri Kanunun hükümleri geçerli olacaktır.Hicran Ciğdem Yorgancıoğlu ‘nun Armenia Ermenistan Yereva... read more
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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan August 21st 2012

Yerevan is a medium-sized city the center of which is very nice, with a taste for imposing architecture and sculptures. I suppose that the taste for the monumental is an heritage of the Soviet period (and Armenia has stayed much closer to Russia than Georgia or Latvia have - although Latvia definitely gets a lot of Russian tourists). As for the numerous sculptures that can be found all throughout the city, I am not sure how they all sprouted up, but they are very interesting and a neat addition to the cityscape. Yerevan can boast of a good fine art and history museum (they are located inside the same structure). The fine art museum is especially interesting due to the high quality of the Russian art that it countains, in my opinion. There is also a ... read more
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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan March 14th 2012

We originally planned to visit Armenia in the Easter break however when we heard a group of teachers were going to take advantage of the extended weekend due to woman’s day (which is a massive celebration is this part of the world) we thought why not. We will now have the chance to celebrate Easter Georgian style, which we are both looking forward to. We met up with the group (nine of us) who would be travelling to Yerevan via night train in Tbilisi on Wednesday. We had some time before the train left to meet the people we did not know and find out where in Georgia they have been teaching and living. It was quite interesting to hear everyone’s stories. Within the group there were people teaching in cities, towns and villages. All of ... read more
Garni Temple
Lake Sevan
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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan September 1st 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - Yerevan, Armenia After 17 days and 6,800 kms on dirt roads through the mountains, combined with our final night celebration party, I'm exhausted!!! I was up at 6am, took Shelly to the Airport, and went back to bed until 11am, then joined the remaining Team members in the lobby. As you probably know, this whole Challenge was to benefit the Armenia Mission - an NGO that helps refugees from the war, earthquake victems, and the poor and homeless. Attila (our Leader) organized a visit to a refugee school in North Yerevan. We jumped into our cars and convoyed to the school. We entered to school armed with toys, clothes, school supplies and checks. There were about 30 children aged 5 - 15. They were very quiet and didn't quit know what ... read more
Dinner with Suzy
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Geology Professor at Armenia U

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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan August 18th 2011

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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan August 13th 2011

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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan July 23rd 2011

June 2011 Armenia doesn't get along with Azerbaijan to its right or Turkey to its left -borders closed. With Iran to the south, that leaves a US passport holder with Georgia to the north. Moscow–Yerevan, Armavia Airlines I felt like the only non-Armenian on a plane full of super-sized families. At the airport in Yerevan, as the ONLY person at the visa window, it was fact. Yerevan had lots of character. Kind of rough, but nice architecture characterized by reddish-brownish stone construction on most buildings. Nice parks, good restaurants, Cafesjian Center-Hanging Gardens very nice with great view. Found a great place to sit on the street and sip beer on a perfect evening. Watched Armenians walk by for a couple of hours. Yerevan Hotel Villa Delenda was very cool, an old residence, in an ally in ... read more

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan October 15th 2010

Wir hatten viel von Armenien erwartet und unsere Erwartungen sind nicht enttäuscht worden. Auf den ersten Blick wirkt Jerewan recht russisch, doch bald stellt man fest, dass sich armenisch und russisch doch stark unterscheiden. In der Stadt wird viel gebaut, die schwierigsten Zeiten, in denen die Armenier isoliert und mit Kerzenlicht auskommen mussten, sind definitiv vorbei. Aber es könnte besser sein. Die Blockierte Situation mit der Türkei und Aserbaidschan ist stark beeinträchtigend für die Wirtschaft (alle Grenzposten geschlossen), Armenien könnte unserer Meinung nach ein oder das Handelszentrum auf dem Kaukasus sein. Seit in Georgien die Mafia nicht mehr am Ruder ist, kommen die Transporte aus Russland wieder bis auf Armenien. Der Handel mit dem strategisch wichtigsten direkten Handelspartner Iran blüht und ist unverzichtbar. Wir fühlten uns wohl in Jerewan, obwohl z... read more
Park mit gesponserten Laternen
Unser Abteil mit Ararat-Foto
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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan September 20th 2010

Arrived 6am in Yerevan, the airport is busy with a few early arrivals along with us, I took the Air Baltic from Riga.The airport was surprisingly modern and for most, we have to queue to the visa counter, fill up forms then queue for the visa counter, almost halfway through when I realized I have to pay in local money so got out and looked for ATM, there was none in the area and so I have to change $10 which was the exact amount for a 21 day visa. Took almost an hour waiting in line, then at the immigration counter had a chat with a fellow American also from Boston, this dude works here for the American University, after immigration that was the last I saw of him as I gather my belongings and ... read more
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