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Berkaber: The Story of NanSon Guesthouse

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25.04.2019

It was 7:45 am when I headed from Yerevan to the border village of Berkaber. After 3 hours I was standing at the entrance of the only guesthouse in the village NanSon.

I was met by Mrs Sonya who had a lovely feminine, bright face, and by a  middle-aged woman…


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Berkaber: In a World of Handmade Toys

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18.04.2019

Gifting toys is a time-honored Armenian habit. Armenians believed that toys protect children, bringing peace and calm sleep. For me, a toy is a wonderful thing, and making handmade toys is just pure magic! Knitting needles, colored threads, smooth hand movements, and the result is a piece of happiness.

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Sarigyugh: The Tradition of Armenians and Bread

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28.03.2019

“In the past, when baking bread, neighbors or relatives all gathered together to help one another, and women in the village who were in need would also help and be paid with bread they baked,” says 22-year-old resident of Sarigyugh David Yeganyan.

As soon as I stepped into Melik-Yegan bakery,…


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Berkaber: Tale of a Fisherman

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26.03.2019

For some, fishing is an instinct which has unwittingly been passed down to us for thousands of years, for some it’s a way of catching a break from everyday life, and for border guard 29-year-old Tatul Mayilyan in Berkaber, fishing is a way of life.

Every other day a young…


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Berkaber: One reservoir – two countries

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24.03.2019

I’d been thinking of starting a series of people living in border villages for a long time. I’m interested in their reality and everyday life. That’s why I went to Berkaber.

The first stop of my trip was Berkaber’s “Extreme” café, where I was greeted with a smile, invited in,…

Lilit Khachaturyan
Armenia, Yerevan

Hi there, It’s me Lilit! And this is my journey! This blog is one of the best ways to describe my paths. Each and every story reflects what I have seen, felt and experienced. I’m in love with long roads, books and colors I can’t resist sweets and until now I’m scared of grasshoppers and village water closets (WC-s). Welcome to my world.

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