Booze Traveler on The Armenian Trail

I just had a discussion with some Armenian friends about Armenian drinks and remembered about this really fun episode of the Jack Maxwell’s documentary series “Booze Traveler” for the Travelchannel, in which he explores Armenian culture of alcoholic beverages. Continue reading “Booze Traveler on The Armenian Trail”

Syrian-Armenian Refugees Send this Videomessage on Genocide Remembrance Day

My very good friends, a group of young Syrian-Armenians, who have found refuge in Armenia from Syria’s raging civil war, have made this remarkable video message today, which I want to share with you.

A message to those who tried to scratch our chapter from the book of human existence.
We, the descendants of the Armenian Genocide survivors, are and will be the protectors of our identity and cultural heritage.

With a spark in our eyes, we stand up.
We speak up and hold our heads up!
Today, we carry the torch of our nation and prove to the world that we are unbreakable.

By: Houry Pilibbossian ,Khachig Ainteblian ,Puzant Keshishian ,Galin Dishoyan and Hena Aposhian

Cardboard-Tank Activist Faces Jail Term for Running into National Security Service’s Gate

Activist Artak Gevogryan, a member of the “Counterstrike” art-group, faces 2 years in jail on hooliganism charges for running into the metal gate of Armenia’s National Security Service with his cardboard tank. Continue reading “Cardboard-Tank Activist Faces Jail Term for Running into National Security Service’s Gate”

Starving Bears from Gyumri’s Sad Zoo Migrate to Europe

Gyumri bears

Two months after Daily Mail published a touching story (albeit not very accurate) about the starving bears and lions in a private zoo in Armenia’s second largest town, the two bear, Masha and Misha, are being transferred to Libearty Bear Sanctuary in Romania. Continue reading “Starving Bears from Gyumri’s Sad Zoo Migrate to Europe”

Number of Female Drivers Keeps Growing in Armenia

Women behind the wheel are no longer an exotic sight in Yerevan. I frequently find my car sandwiched between two female drivers on the street. And those are the rare moments, when I feel safe… because I’ve never seen a female driver take an especially risky maneuver just to prove a point or please their ego so far.

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