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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

  • What-can-a-child-do-on-board-while-his-father-is-asleep-0

What can a child do on-board while his father is asleep?

I'm always short of luck when it comes to weather during my flights. I take off and land with heavy clouds almost all the time. Perhaps this is the price I have to pay for my frequent flights. But it doesn't matter; I've got used to it, and just sleep the whole flight long. This

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  • Istanbul – City of Fairy Tales-0

Istanbul – City of Fairy Tales

I've got four favourite cities, where I want to come back again and again to. You can easily define them by the number of stamps in my passport. And today, after I've arrived in my favourite Istanbul, which I visited numerous times before (don't even remember the exact number of trips), I'm overwhelmed with old

  • 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

  • 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...

  • Badu Caves – dull caves in Kuala Lumpur-0

Badu Caves – dull caves in Kuala Lumpur

Today I finally ceased to understand all the travel bloggers and those who are trying to mow under them That is, explain to me how you could recommend it to the mandatory visit this the place, how you can write slobbering rave reviews about the place where there is a terrible stench of rotten food,

  • Singapore and returning to Hong Kong-0

Singapore and returning to Hong Kong

I got the impression that Singapore has become a Mecca for some my friends from Facebook During these three days, I had a cup of coffee, drink beer, go shopping, meet by chance my forehead and even walk barefoot in the park at night. And it's all with different people who I have known only