Armenia

Of Strangers and Roads

Of Strangers and Roads

“About six years ago, me and my friend decided to travel to France. It was her long-time dream. Back then I lived in Moscow, while she was based in Minsk. Our journey began on one summer day – we hitchhiked through Poland and Czech Republic, […]

How I met the Pope

How I met the Pope

“In 2012, I was participating in a youth program, so I lived in a small village in Italy for two years with students from conflicting countries. We all lived together, studied, did various projects. And so, one day our delegation received an invitation to attend […]

I fell in love with Armenia

I fell in love with Armenia

“I want to share a story about my love for my homeland. I lived in Saint Petersburg [Russia] since I was 20 years old. And it happened so that I had to come to Armenia on a sad occasion. My mother’s apartment was stolen from […]

The Mother-in-Law

The Mother-in-Law

In the 1990s, I had to fly to Stavropol [a city in Russia] with one of my colleagues. The smaller airport was still operating back in those days with Yak airliners serving as commuters. We went to the airport, there were many people waiting for […]

“Is He One of Our Ancestors?”

“Is He One of Our Ancestors?”

“I have always been attracted to China, its culture, literature. Don’t know why. And my surname is Janshyan, only members of our family bear this surname. So, one day I purchased a travel book for my children. And in this book, we read that if […]

Waiting for the Sun

Waiting for the Sun

“In 1996, me and my friend Knarik who is in Yerevan now, visited the “Arevik” resort at the Lake Sevan to spend our summer vacations. It was our first day there, so we decided to make it interesting – jogging, watching a sunrise, or a […]