iranian, mexican, tegan and sara in the city

I’ve written before about how much I love Yerevan sometimes.  I was just in Yerevan again and experienced some old and new favorite things: Old: 1.  Even though it has only been open a couple of months, and even though I don’t even live in this city, the fact that I’ve eaten at Yerevan’s Taco Maco 9 times in a collective 7 days means this is already an old favorite.  And they’ve updated the menu to include a Grande Nacho.  GRANDE. NACHO. Six years ago, my first major travel experience (to New Zealand for two months) ended when I finally…

The Armenian Artists

This past weekend I grabbed my European Volunteer Service friends, and we popped over to Gyumri, Armenia’s second largest city, for an art tour provided by the Berlin Hotel. The weather was quite the foil to last week’s sunny, crisp sort, but the day was still so charming, made up of long, quiet, gray rides through rain and flat lands and punctuated by endearing men and women armed for everyday with paintbrushes and homemade wine. The above picture is the table of the first artist, Hakob Hovahnnisyan.He lives in a small village, Gusanagyugh, where he moved only a few years…