Posts tagged Armenia
Snapshots of a Magical Week in Artsakh

On the second day that we were in Artsakh, I marked the second time in my life that I have climbed a mountain in Converse. Luckily, we had Pavel Sargsyan's trusty 1948 army Jeep (kept in completely perfect condition) to carry us up some of the way, but at the end of the road, there was still a two hour hike up the steep slope.

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Discovering Tavush
FAR: Working for Change in Tavush

 In a way, it all started with FAR, the Fund for Armenian Relief. Last year we met Helena Melkonian to talk about their Ayo! crowdfunding project, and she was the first one to tell us about their work in the border villages. I still remember sitting across the table from her, amazed as she told us about their project to build a wall around the school in Aygepar, and how the villagers, and even schoolchildren donated their last spare change to help the project.

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Off the Beaten Path in Armenia
Prehistory, War Stories, and Off-Road Drives: The Ughtasar Petroglyphs

  If you veer off the beaten path in Armenia, you may find yourself traveling to some of the oldest traces of civilization on a route where there isn’t even one of the dirt paths that sometimes pass for roads. To reach the site, you need a particularly hardy four-wheel-drive, and a highly skilled driver and navigator. Our fearless captain was Valeri...

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