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Month: December 2016

Kilometer 7124: eating and fighting – the Armenian way

… and Armenia waited with arms wide open and table heavily overloaded.

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Kilometer 6948: on chirping, fluttering, flatbreads and canyons

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I was woken up by the chirping birds.

A skein of cranes was passing above the gorge fluttering their wings. Some sheep were climbing up the rocky hill with their bells ringing. A sleepy trout splashed the water with its tail. In the distance a waterfall was hitting the rocks. Long story short – a terrible ruckus.

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Kilometer 6575: on learning Russian and shiny teeth

Learn basic Russian. Really do.

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Kilometer 6335: on Ganja and train rides

Hitchhiking works too well. Having checked that, we decided to reach the city charmingly named Ganja by a night train. Is there any other place that could be chosen for the European Youth Capital?

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Kilometer 5971: on the failed attempts to get hungry and cold

This must be a land of long-distance, nay! ultra marathon runners, indefatigable hikers.

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How to hitchhike – part 4

Buenos! Let’s rock those communication skills!

Why and what for such a subject? I’m well aware that not everyone is a great mixer and excels at making acquaintances, especially knowing that in a while we will all go our separate ways and never see each other again. Some people find smalltalk nothing but natural, have it with radiant smile on their face and never experience awkward silence. Others, however, find it torture and use lots of energy to think of a subject, engage in chit chat and keep the conversation going. If such distress is accompanied by a feeling of pointlessness (I won’t keep in touch with this person anyway, so why bother?), the task gets even tougher. Today’s tips are for you, dear introvert!

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Kilometer 5885: on the national sport, drink and music

Surprise? Change? Same, same, but different? It is the little things and trifling details that build our view about a country and its culture. You compare opinions, habits, popular conversation topics…

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Kilometer 5821: on the burning flames and bubbly volcanoes

The first time I ever got a glance of Azerbaijan was from the Georgian side, by the David Gareja monasteries. One enormous steppe seemed to only end by the Caspian shores, but – surprise!

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