Pure Armenian with German punctuality

Pure Armenian with German punctuality 1 April 2021 By Nane Vardanyan 3 min read Feeling like a native in a country you have never been to Many might relate that having an Armenian first name and introducing yourself when abroad can be challenging, of course, if your name isn’t Ann, Mary, or David.  Araks Avetisyan.…

Fig heaven: Vazashen village

Fig heaven: Vazashen village 2 March 2021 By Knar Babayan Photos by: Knar Babayan 3 min read Once famous for its vineyards, the grape fields of Vazashen were left across the border after the 1990s war. Nowadays, the people of Vazashen have to be satisfied by their home yards.  Almost everything grows here, but the…

Four countries, one motherland. Welcome home!

Four countries, one motherland. Welcome home! 28 February 2021 By Nane Vardanyan, Photos by: Knar Babayan 4 min read If you happen to be at COAF’s Yerevan office, you’ll continuously catch new languages: French, Australian English, Arabic, and Portuguese. This year commenced with a beautiful diversity at COAF – new team members and volunteers from…

The United Kingdom of Marts

The United Kingdom of Marts 25 January 2021 By Knar Babayan Photos by: Knar Babayan 4 min read They have the most delicious barbecue, but pig breeding has slumped after the last cholera pandemic. They are known as Russian-speakers, but few speak the language nowadays. They count the inhabited houses not by the smoke coming…