Armenian Royal Palace Hotel
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... split a bottle of gin and 4 tonic with the girls [4,000AD]. Nice and cool in the room. A bit of computer time and a shower before 1700 drinks rendezvous, having apprised the Bajans of same.
The sextet gathered at 1700, only Dave not drinking. Poured a couple of too strong G+T's for the girls and myself. The half hour disappeared quickly.
1730 rendezvous with all but Graham and Yappy for the cultural dancing. We walked near the opera house to ...
... and nothing was too much trouble.
David and Hovik picked us up on the dot of time. Like the evening before, it was "Friendship at First Sight" and it was truly thanks to these lovely guys that our short stay in Armenia was so interesting and enjoyable.
A friendly, easy going yet serious young man, David was deeply passionate about his country (as were all the Armenians we met) and was a mine of information about its people, ...
... First Chechen war, a bloody ruthless conflict over independence between Russia and the Islamic Chechen Republic of Ichkeria. Russia suffers a humiliating defeat and Chechnya becomes what was widely known as Russia's Vietnam.
1999 - 2002 Second Chechen War was launched by the Russian Federation, in August 1999, in response to the Invasion of Dagestan by the Islamic International Brigade. The second war was declared a victory for Russia only ...
... br> Over much of the country there are water canals and irrigation channels diverting water from one place to another. During the soviet period a great deal of this was done with no thought to the environment impact with the result that in Kazakhstan the Aral sea just about disappeared. L doesn’t know if there have been any major problems here. The diverted water certainly sustains quite a lot of agriculture through valleys that would otherwise be quite ...
... before returning to Yerevan in the evening.
So this all meant that I had an extra day to kill in Yerevan - not the worst thing, as there are more than enough cafes around town to keep me busy, as well as a couple of museums I wanted to check out. Beyond Yerevan's unique architecture, it really does have some very interesting art installations and museums - definitely a surprise, as whatever preconceptions I may have had certainly didn't involve Yerevan having ...