Day 8 – Vineyards and Taboule

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Day 8 – A literally satisfying day as we finally visited Vahe`s vineyards in Armavir and had a fantastic lunch in Yerevan, which kept us satisfied fot the rest of the day.   Winemaker Vahe, who offered us to show the vineyards of his company two days before, kept...

Day 7 – German class in Dilijan

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Day 7 was all about UWC, the international in the tiny village of Dilijan. 8:30 Artyom and Sweettella picked us up and took us to Dilijan in northern Armenia, about 1,5 hours from Yerevan. In the Soviet time, the party leaders used to come there for vacation. The pristine...

Day 5 – The Bagpipe is Armenian!

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Today was our first day with Anand, who joined us in the night before. On the schedule: a guided tour through the National History Museum of Yerevan and visiting the “HyeLandz” Eco Lodge owners Arthur and Caroline Zacharian for an interview. The tour began at 11:15. Anna, our guide,...

Day 4 – Sweettella`s dead, long live Sweettella!

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Ready for an adventure? Eat this! 11:00 The 4th day and yet another nice breakfast at “Artbridge Cafe”. Pancakes, fried eggs and sandwiches! 13:00 Our first destination was the Sardarapat Memorial Site, which had been built in 1968 to remind the people of the Armenian Defeat of the Ottoman...

Day 3 – Khorovats & Octopus

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Our third day was definitely the most productive so far. Artyom, our Driver took us to 3 completely different, but equally beautiful spots. Tsaghkadzor The first place was Tsaghkadzor, a small upland village with wonderful view of the landscape. The spot to be was an old dilapidated schoolyard located...

Day 2 – Back to the roots

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9.30: The “Green Bean” is a Silicon Valley Style organic café in Amiryan Street: fair coffe, free wifi, bagels and busy people from everywhere but Armenia working on their macs. 11.00: Arrived at Arabkir, a Yerevan neighbourhood, that once used to be a separate village. A lot of the...

Day 1 – Forget Paris!

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After having a rich and typical armenian breakfast with hashbrowns, eggs and bacon at Central Cafe in Abovyan Street, we went to the cascades – one of most important sights in Yerevan.  This huge building, which reminds you of an inca temple, is also used as a center for...

First Look at Lebanon

Bourj Hammoud, Armenian Quarter in Beirut, Lebanon.
  The trip was great success and we have made many contacts in the Bourj Hammoud Community. We look forward to returning with the crew to document the city and the stories of the people who live there.   Please share this video and don’t forget to visit our...

Erol is on his way to Lebanon!

Greetings from terra arMEnia

terra arMEnia is a project that will look at what binds the Armenian diaspora communities after generations away from their homeland.  We also hope to tell the rich story of a culture that has thrived and made itself present in countries all over the world. We want this website...