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  • Armenia. Symphony of the Stones-0

Armenia. Symphony of the Stones

If to come down to the Garni Gorge, one can see wonderful assembly of rocks. In Armenia it's simply called Symphony of the Stones. It's very beautiful place but so scary. At the entrance to the gorge, there's local ‘mafia’. A three-minute conversation and thousand dramas — and an active old man allows us to

  • Armenia. Infatuating landscapes of Garni-0

Armenia. Infatuating landscapes of Garni

If my hosts say the truth, I wasn't particularly lucky with weather in Armenia. But if to trust my feelings, at some points the beauty of this highland country made my heart soar. Today we went to Garni – a region famous for its tastiest water and dessert named 'gata'. Frankly speaking, both of them

  • Armenia. How to cook lavash in tandoor-0

Armenia. How to cook lavash in tandoor

Lavash, perhaps, is one of the key elements of Armenian cuisine. Armenians eat it with everything and rap everything in it. It's an all-purpose thing that can be even used to wipe your lips. At least, this is what I saw in some restaurants. This is low-caloric and very tasty bread. And it has nothing

  • Armenia. Tufenkian Hotel in Alaverdi-0

Armenia. Tufenkian Hotel in Alaverdi

High in the mountains... But after all, in Armenia everything is located high in the mountains... Well, high in the mountains in the vicinity of Alaverdi there can be found a unique hotel that looks more like a palace of an Armenian prince. This hotel belongs to the Tufenkian Hotels chain, named after its founder

  • Armenia.-Pickle-mafia-of-Molokans-0

Armenia. ‘Pickle mafia’ of Molokans

High in the mountains, if to climb above Dilijan in the direction of Alaverdi, there's located a small village named Fioletovo. Russian Old Believers, who were expelled from Russia in czarist days, live here. And I think their descendants are not very upset about this, since it's a great luck to live in such a

  • Armenia. Dilijan-0

Armenia. Dilijan

'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. Sevan and road to Dilijan-0

Armenia. Sevan and road to Dilijan

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

  • Armenia. Goris that I wasn’t able to see-0

Armenia. Goris that I wasn’t able to see

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

  • Armenia. Noravank-0

Armenia. Noravank

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 with Fujifilm X-M1-1

Hong Kong with Fujifilm X-M1

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...