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Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan July 7th 2019

Dnesny den opat zobraty len oddychovo. Ono ma neako uz nebavi sa furt presuvat aby som videl daky kostolik ci budovu. Po ranajkach a dorobenych dalsich suhrnov vybehnutie na pesiu kde je retazec tashir pizza. Tu davam pastu, samozrejme s pivom a samozrejme jediny clovek s alkoholom. Dnes zadne cs stretko (opat ani po 10hod nezobrazene spravy na whatsapp). Poobede vybehnutie k opere k jazierku. Tu sedenie na lavicke a reku dopisem zapisky, no prisadol si ku mne domaci odron. Reku ci mu dam neake dengy, nedam, tak aspon kavu nech mu kupim. Picu s ryzu. Do toho zacalo poprchat tak rychlo presun k budove opere. Dosol som len tak tak a spustil sa silny dazd. Po dazdi smer kaskady. Sedenie na vlhkej lavicke, pisanie zapiskov a sledovanie peknych prsnatych a nosatych armeniek. Niektore ciste zlatokopky. ... read more

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan July 6th 2019

Po ranajkach nazad do postele, neskor lobby kde som sfinalizoval suhrny za posledne krajiny mimo iranu. Cs zo vcera sa nehlasi tak pesibusom k pomniku 1915 genocida armenov. Zastavka v dalsej prevadzke karas na ul mashtots. Tato menej luxusnejsia ako vcerajsia. V restike ako servirka bola i plasticka barbina co uz ma najvacsu slavu za sebu. Nestihla si ulovit toho svojho ruskeho mecenasa a skoncila prakticky vo fastfoode kam sa vobec nehodi. Po jedle pokracujem dole ulicou, sem tam fontanka na pitie, to potesi v tomto teple. Prichadzam ku kanonu, dole mini riecka, trava vypalena. Z kostola prave vychadzaju zenich s nevestu. Klasika ako u nas, biele saty, hadzanie lupenov ruzi nad hlavu. Zahajujem zostup do kanonu, chodnik ma co to za sebou. Vynaram sa pri stadione hrazdan. Ten obrovsky ale najlepsie roky uz ma za ... read more

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan July 5th 2019

Na ranajky si prisadam k cinanke z goris. Ta ide dnes do tbilisi na 3dni a potom leti domov. Jedlo mam ryzu, cestovinu, vajco na tvrdo a zeleninu. Vsetko naklada obsluha vo velkej kuchyni. Cinanka bere zo stola misky s jahodami a ceresnami. Skoda, ze nevi ang, vyzera na dost scestovaneho cloveka. Nazad do postele a nic nerobenie. Nakonec mam o 1300 stretko s jednou cs ale ta od rana nereaguje na spravy. Ani tesne pred 1300, nuz o polhodinu neskor sa vyberam do mesta na vlastnu past. Na prizemi mi vsak blika sprava, cs je uz na mieste stretnutia, pred historickym muzeom. Nuz teda sa tam nahlim. Vonku dost pecie. Pekna pesia zona co sa postupne zaplnuje. Prichádzam k muzeu a cakam. Pred muzeum velka fontana a v polkruhu pekne budovy. Uplne super to vyzera. ... read more

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan June 26th 2019

I've come up in the world. When I taught at AUA (American University of Armenia) in the summers of 2006 and 2007, I would find a gift basket waiting for me in my apartment when I first arrived. Typically, it would include a packet of crackers, a hunk of cheese, and a tomato. I'm back again, this time not as a lowly visiting professor, but as an external reviewer for the AUA Computer Science programs. This time my gift basket contains sweet rolls, a candy bar, and a banana! Sunday, June 16, Bloom's Day I used my free day to wander the streets of Yerevan, Armenia's capital. Appropriately, it's Bloom's Day, the day James Joyce's character, Leopold Bloom, wandered the streets of Dublin. Unlike Bloom, I do not encounter metaphorical witches and monsters. Instead, I fill-in ... read more
"Buy art or flash boobz" (Graffiti outside my hotel.)
12 Club with Saro
Kanye jumps in a lake

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan June 21st 2018

It's a long journey on an uncomfortable minibus with no air-con with a driver who is ken to get to his destination as quickly as possible,a a total of 6 hours including a border crossing that took one and a half hours, we arrived just behind a big tour bus. Immediate impressions of Yerevan are positive, a quiet city that’s easy to walk around. Staying quite close to Republic Square Walked in the centre of the city. From here it's easy to walk to the main sights, our first afternoon that included to the Cascades park which is a big staircase with art installations set up by the philanthropist Cafesjian. From the staircase we could just see Mt Ararat in the background on the Turkish border. The next day we did walking tour around the city ... read more
View from part way up the Cascades
GUM market
Republic Square fountain display

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan June 14th 2018

Armenien - 16. – 26. Juni 2018 Im Herzen des Kaukasus Travelblog: copyright by Bernhard Sonnleitner Sa, 16.06.18 Flug Wien – Jerewan via Kiew Anreise nach Jerevan: Flug mit Ukraine International. Abflug um 15:40. . Wir werden zum Hotel gebracht und beziehen Quartier für die ersten fünf Nächte. Was wir nicht wussten: Jerewan ist die Stadt die niemals schläft. So gehen wir um 2 Uhr Nachts in ein Restaurant auf ein Bier. Daraus werden 2 mit einem kleinen landestypischen Imbiss. Ins Bett kommen wir nach netten Gesprächen, auch mit Einheimischen (Englisch sprechend, da in Amerika arbeitend) um ½ 4 Uhr Früh…Armenien 16. – 26. Juni 2018 Sa, 16.06.18 Flug Wien – Jerewan via Kiew Anreise nach Jerevan: Flug mit Ukraine Interna... read more

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan October 21st 2017

FACES OF ARMENIA...The Most Beautiful Women in the World. I am so embarrassed...I can't stop shaking my head in a snail hiding from the sun under a a chameleon afraid to show his true colours. What made me like this? Is it too much sun? Past my used by date? Silly due to the oppressive heat? Politeness overcoming common sense? An over abundance of self-conscious hormones in my jeans...or is it in my genes? The measure of a man is how he deals with disappointment. OK I'll fess up...missed opportunity after opportunity...not wanting to look like an Ugly Tourist...Yeh that's it. Others would say gutless I reckon. I visit Armenia voted by reliable sources as having the most beautiful women in the World...and I'm too timid to ask if I may take their photo. ... read more
Taco Me
"I Do"

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan August 27th 2017

After an amazing experience lead by the Travel Camel, it was time for another adventure…..this time just in the exclusive company of Dancing Dave and Denise. We’d decided long ago that after spending a couple of weeks in the wonderfully beautiful but rustic environs of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan that a jaunt to a nearby nation was in order to try and shake off the dust and take a good look around at another Asian nation…..Armenia. The Dancing One and Denise had made all the necessary arrangements, so when we landed in Yerevan, we were whisked off to the Grand Hotel to sort of clean up our act……and also some of our clothing. It was simply grand to be basking it a bit of luxury and we took full advantage of the situation by pampering ourselves in ... read more
The Singing Fountains
David feasting on the fish sauce
Rocks with meaning?

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan May 11th 2017

Vormittag Stadtführung. Ich notiere nur kurze Stichpunkte, die vielleicht interessant sind. Seit 1993 kein Grenzuebergang in die Türkei offen. Offene Übergaenge: zwei nach Georgien, einer in den Iran. Freedom Square: am 9. Mai war Nationalfeiertag, deshalb die vielen Blumen. 45 % des Stroms in Armenien kommt von einem Atomkraftwerk, das noch die Russen in der Sowjetära gebaut haben. Es ist also uralt!! Deutsch ist in Armenien eine anerkannte Minderheitensprache. Nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg sind deutsche Soldaten in Armenien geblieben und haben sich hier niedergelassen. Genozid: Die Türken geben als Zahl 800.000 Tote an und behaupten, sie seien einfach im Zusammenhang mit Kriegsgeschehnissen im 1. Weltkrieg umgekommen. Die Armenier sprechen von 1,5 Mio. Wir Deutsche sind auch involviert: Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg schrieb am 7.12.1915 auf eine Depesche: Our o... read more

Asia » Armenia » West » Yerevan October 14th 2016

Douce Arménie, La chaleur Irannienne sous toutes ses formes est maintenant derrière nous. Le Caucase nous laisse entrevoir les prémices de son immensité et nous laisse pénétrer au coeur d'un peuple vieux de plusieurs milliers d'année. Nous découvrons un peuple fort, triste et fière. Sous la protection du mont Ararat qui avait veillé sur Alexandre Le Grand 2000 ans auparavant, nous vivons au ryhtme de sa capitale Erevan. Le contact est difficile, surtout après un séjour en Iran, mais il reste vrai est sincère. Tout au long de ce dernier mois, nous découvrons la culture arménienne, que ce soit au fond des villages, à l'opéra ou encore en plein centre de la ville, la danse et la musique sont omniprésent pour notre plus grand bonheur. Nous voilà maintenant en route pour la Georgie. Sweet Armenia, The ... read more
Chuch Shadow
Sepan Lake
Wine Festival

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