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The Town Of Armenia in Colombia

Of all the countries in the world, Colombia is the only one that re-named one of its cities dedicating it to the 1894 Armenian Genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks. The much bigger 1915 Genocide occurred later. This city, 290 kilometres south and west of Bogota, is the capital […]

Mother cuisine of the middle east.
Food

Mother cuisine of the middle east.

Armenia, land of the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, has existed under different names since antiquity and is referred to in the Bible as the land of Mountain Ararat where Noah’s Ark is believed to have landed after the deluge. The powerful Hittite Empire of the second millennium B.C and the […]

A Nostalgic Trip to Armenia II.
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A Nostalgic Trip to Armenia II.

There were tears and cheers as the plane touched down before dawn in Zvartnots, the international airport of Yerevan, and the capital of Armenia. Most were Diaspora Armenians visiting their homeland, many for the first time. One can only attest to such emotion in very few countries, when an aircraft […]

Armenia – Cradle of Wine.
Wine

Armenia – Cradle of Wine.

Armenia – Cradle of Wine. On September 2010 Dr. Greogory Arashian and Boris Gasparyan discovered clay fermentation tanks at the archeological dig site Areni 1. Carbon dating revealed that a relatively well-equipped winery was operational approximately 4100 B.C, which corresponds to the Chalcolitic age of Copper age. This confirms beyond […]

A Nostalgic Trip to Armenia.
Travel

A Nostalgic Trip to Armenia.

Armenia When my wife and I boarded the plane in Toronto en route to Armenia, I was more than a little prepared for the delights and disappointments that awaited us in Armenia, the land of my ancestors. After some 20 hours and a long wait in Paris-Orly airport, we finally […]

Ararat Restaurant – Armenia.
Restaurants

Ararat Restaurant – Armenia.

Ararat Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, with its 1.2 million inhabitants is by world standards small, but proportionally to the total population of the country of 3.2 million, is huge. The main square Hanrapeptutiun (Republic) is surrounded by the national Museum, several ministries, the Marriott Yerevan and a few bookstores. […]