'Why don't you eat anything?' – Chef of Tufenkian Restaurants asks me with peculiar Armenian accent. 'You don't eat and I feel ashamed that my guest is hungry! — He complains indignantly after about dozens of delicious dishes. — How can I eat, if you don't? So I won't eat as well!' Arisa. It's traditional
Armenia is a miraculous country. Every new curve in the road, every new turn opens wonderful and completely different scenery. As soon as you leave Yerevan, your mouth hangs open with astonishment and it can be closed only by your fellow traveller. I'd like to emphasize once more that my trip to Armenia is solely
We entered Goris – a town in south-east part of the country – when it had already got dark. According to locals, just a few hours ago the weather was sunny and it was +18°C. But we were met with fog and snowflakes. The aim of the whole trip is the Tatev monastery and Tatevatun
In the vicinity of Yerevan, just in 130 km, in a deep, long and extremely picturesque gorge there is hidden an ancient monastery named Noravank . It's a beautiful complex with equally beautiful views of the gorge. People say that during Soviet times it was difficult to access the monastery, but later on several mountains
Hong Kong is a splendid city, where European approach combines with Asian aura. Hong Kong can be hardly compared with any other city. It is so unique, that just around the next corner you find yourself in a completely different atmosphere. All you want to do is to take your camera and never stop shooting...
You just need to travel several kilometres inland from Yerevan, and nature changes completely. The mountains that used to be somewhere there become enormous and inviting, and raise that feeling of dominance. This is where you feel yourself small and begin to understand that a man is just one of the links of God's chain.
The Armenians adore jokes. They make fun with extremely serious posture, and it's very hard to define the line between humour and serious things – this line is rather vague. Imagine that peculiar Armenian accent – And now - lamb roll! – A lamb roll? Like Japanese? – No way! Armenian! In fact, the Japanese
Yerevan has its own original beauty. It’s warm, with its own mood and has lots of details that can be found in no other city. Yerevan smells like freedom. It flows to your head like young wine, to be precise. You feel it at once, with the first breathe, that you're here, in Yerevan. Everything
Aleksandr Slyadnev on 23.10.2014 at 22:39 My Facebook followers know for sure that the whole current week and part of the next one I'm going to spend in Armenia. The programme is extremely varied. Moreover, I'll give a food photography master class in Yerevan on Friday, 24 October. The trip itself has started from Kyiv.
It was my first trip to Hong Kong and I went to the traditional Hong Kong Restaurant - Dim Sum Restaurant. The flight was so heavy, more than 24 hours and I wanted to try national food. Rules in Dim Sum Restaurants in Hong Kong are the same everywhere. They give you menu and you