Zhengyal Bread Yerevan

Zhengyal Bread – Pearl of Armenian Breads

December 18, 2015 / 0 comments
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When travelling to Artsakh, the high-altitude Earthly Paradize with forested mountains and pictorial valleys make sure to try one of the most common and delicious dishes – bread with “zhengyal”. By the way, a perfect food every vegetarian in Armenia should eat. You can find this traditional bread in many provinces of Armenia. However, it…

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Christmas mood in Yerevan

Winter gateways in Armenia. What to see if you are visiting Armenia around Christmas?

December 14, 2015 / 0 comments
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I know you might be a little surprised, but yes, I’m here today to invite you to Armenia in the dead of winter. Yes, it is low season. Yes, it is cold. But still, I believe that every traveller should pay a visit to the Caucasus in winter. Why? First of all, it’s beautiful. Skies…

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Pumpkin for Ghapama

Ghapama – Armenian festive dish!

November 24, 2015 / 0 comments
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Do you know that the most famous national dish in Armenia served during weddings, New Year and Christmas celebrations or other special occasions is Ghapama? Ghapama is a stuffed pumpkin baked inside an oven or tonir (tandoor – Armenian special oven). The classical variant of making it is to bake it inside the tonir, but,…

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Paravakar Landscape

Welcome to Paravakar Village

August 28, 2015 / 0 comments
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Not long ago, I had an unforgettable escape to Paravakar village where my ancestors grew up. This very cozy and small village in Tavush Province of Armenia has its special place in my heart. As a child, I used to spend summer holidays at my grandparents’ house surrounded with love and care. On the one…

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Armenian Carpet

Where to Find Armenian Rugs Nowadays?

May 14, 2015 / 0 comments
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Hmm… of course in Armenia. Armenian rugs can also be found in overseas Armenian carpet shops, galleries and museums. For example, the square tufted ancient carpet (5th to the 3rd century B.C.) that was excavated in the frozen tombs of Siberia is considered to be of Armenian origin and is kept in the Hermitage Museum…

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Grigor Khanjyan In the Mountains

Lavash: Armenian Traditional Flatbread

April 27, 2015 / 0 comments
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Armenians love bread! Since ancient times one of the nutritional characteristics of Armenian nation has been consumption of bread made of wheat flour. The historical sources testify that at least two thousand five hundred years ago Armenians knew about the fermentation processes and baking of bread and Armenia is one of the homelands to the…

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Food: Connecting People

February 25, 2015 / 0 comments
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Traditions of hosting people and making the table for them can say a lot about the people, their traditions and habits. You probably remember about one of the national Armenian dishes Khash. It is said that khash can only be cooked by men, who spend the entire night cooking, and can be eaten only in the early…

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Mushurba statue in Gyumri

The goblet with a strange sound 

June 19, 2014 / 0 comments
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Every old nation has some interesting attributes that are not used anymore, but are still famous because they represent a part of the traditions and customs of the country formed by the ancestors of the people living in it. One of these interesting attributes can be found in the town of Gyumri in Shirak province…

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Armenian eternity sign

Arevakhach: Armenian Eternity Sign

June 1, 2014 / 0 comments
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What characterizes the Armenian monasteries, temples and churches, ancient tombs and cross-stones are the symbols that can be found on them. These symbols come from old times and change according to the epoch in which the church was built, or the tomb was set. Among these symbols there is one, which dates back to 5th century…

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Wine bottles

Armenian Wine Festival

November 11, 2013 / 0 comments
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Can you imagine autumn sun shining through colorful leaves, gentle wind blowing and authentic scene of racy village people selling their home-made wines along the streets in countryside?   You don’t have to imagine that, but just travel to Armenia and enjoy Armenian Wine Festival! Forget about French, Italian and other famous wines, as during Armenian…

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Museum of Ethnography Georgia

Time Travel at Museum of Georgian Ethnography

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Have you been to a museum which occupies 50 hectares? If yes, please share info in the comments, if not, then read our post and see you soon in Tbilisi! Have you ever wondered how people lived a century ago, what tools and houseware they used/invented/ in their daily life? If you are in Tbilisi, the…

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Tbilisi Street View

In Tbilisi do as locals do!

November 4, 2013 / 0 comments
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If you are a tourist in Georgia, here are some tips to help you avoid culture, particularly street shock in Tbilisi. Crossing the streets Green light for pedestrian do not always mean you can easily cross the street in Georgia, especially when it coincidences with green light for cars turning from the crossroads from right…

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