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I’m sitting on a sofa in Yerevan, Armenia sipping what I assume is mint tea and I’m beginning to doubt weather or not this Russian throat losenge will ease the pain of swallowing. 850 more words

Armenia: Daredevils of Sassoun by Leon Surmelian

Daredevils of Sassoun is billed as the Armenian national epic, dating back to the first millennium in oral tradition, written down in the nineteenth century. Its subject is several generations of ‘daredevils’/strongmen/heroes defending their country against foreign enemies, among other adventures. 180 more words


On the buses: The Islamic Republic

Days: 550 (27 December 2015)

Total distance travelled: 138,845.00 kilometres (86,239.14 miles)

To find ourselves walking in the footsteps of Shapelle (that would be Shappelle Corby, a convicted Australian drug mule) was never part of the plan. 1,784 more words