Never forget: Commemorating the Armenian Genocide

by Beth Shepherd
( April 24th, 2014 )

Genocide Memorial in Yerevan
April 24 commemorates the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923, where it is estimated that 1.5 million Armenians perished. April 24 was chosen as the starting date for the genocide, because, on …

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Two years ago in Armenia

by Beth Shepherd
( October 17th, 2013 )

Two years ago in Armenia…we awoke in Yerevan and made ourselves a cup of Armenian coffee. Okay, we made several cups.
Armenian coffee
Next we had breakfast: Matsun (yogurt). I heart Matsun….

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Two planes, 26 hours and 6,336 miles

by Beth Shepherd
( April 8th, 2013 )

Full moon in Yerevan We set our alarm for 3:30 a.m. and awoke, bleary-eyed, to what would be the start of a very long day. A full, luminous moon was the only light in the pitch …

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