Armenia at a Glance

Armenia has been nothing what I expected and I mean that in the best way possible. Growing up near one of the most densely populated Armenian communities in the United States, my perception of Armenia was largely inaccurate. I assumed it would be very traditional and old fashioned, but to my surprise it is actually … Continue reading Armenia at a Glance

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An Armenian-American in Georgia

I arrived in Tbilisi calm, without expectations. Maybe because it was almost 4 am when I finally stepped into my cab, or maybe because of my exhausting two-day layover in Munich, which included a missed flight and an unexpected friendship with a stoic Romanian stranger. In any case, my excitement quota had already been fulfilled … Continue reading An Armenian-American in Georgia

The Village and the City

  Most tourists who come to visit Armenia spend their time in Yerevan, or traveling to the some of the most beautiful places around the country, especially the old churches or ancient sites—Norovank, Garni, Geghard, Echmidzin, Khor Virap, Erebuni, and so forth. And, the city of Yerevan is, of course, a bustling modern city with … Continue reading The Village and the City

Tying the Knot… Armenian Style

This past weekend I was lucky enough to go to an engagement party for my host-sister’s best friend. A few months ago, her and her boyfriend decided that they wanted to get married, so they set a date to get engaged. I was confused. In the States, we don’t typically “set a date” to get … Continue reading Tying the Knot… Armenian Style