QUOTE(greekcypriot @ Jul 18 2009, 09:56 AM)
Looking forward for news from Armenia. Yes, it is unknown to many people.
In fact in Cyprus I had some friends from Armenia, even my piano teacher was an Armenian, and my shorthand teacher at school.
There is a saying which I want to share here though about Armenians.
Don't misunderstand me, but in Cyprus when you went to somebody's house for a visit and stayed too long, this visit is called "Armenian Visit"
They say, that when Armenians pay a visit, they stay for hours!
This Armenian friend of ours, -believe it or not - used to come to our house at 6.30 am (summer) just when my dad left for work, and she would go back to her house just before my dad was home at 2pm. We could not make her leave! ha ha!
BUT Armenians are very kind people I have to admit !!
So, wellcome to Travelpod my dear Armenian friend. You are surely to stay here for long. ha ha! I am glad you liked it. http://www.travelpod.com/members/greekcypriot
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lol your story made me laugh))) I guess it didn't come from her being Armenian, it's just her charecter))))))
But Armenian visits are long - it's true, we always have what to do when we gather together.
No, there is nobody here who would come early in the morning - people are either asleep in the morning or busy working. Though they can visit you in the evening which is more likely, especially in winter. But surely, nobody will come unless you invite them))) We have no problem to invite somebody to our house the same day in the evening or even in 2 hours, it's usual - like you call your friends and say "Come to dinner" or "Come to play cards" or even "Come to watch a film together". It's not even nessecery to call them for SOMETHING, you can just gather and have a nice time talking and joking around. But of course I'm talking about friends and relatives, not strangers)))
The most common period for visits is New Year and Christmas which we celebrate on the 6th of January.
In summer,however, there are few such gatherings in houses, the reason is - we are out in the city till 12am!! With firends or with family - in a good company. And everybody's having a walk, sitting in restaurants and cafes, music clubs or listening to open-air concerts. You don't even notice how time passes, you have feeling like it's still 6pm, while it's already after midnight!
I’ll write about our pastime in different times in more details in my blog soon.
By the way, tomorrow’s one of my favourite Armenian holidays – Vardevor. I guess I’ll write about it tomorrow too)
Oh, I have sooo much to tell you about my country)) I have already started writing the starterkit, so I hope to finish it until I leave for France.
By the way I have a question – can I advice any places or services like cafes, restaurants, taxis, travel agencies or other with their hyperlinks in my blog while travelling and here in Armenia?