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Where to find the perfect Chemex coffee in Yerevan?

A month ago I had to make decisions on what to bring to Yerevan for our 2-month long pilot project, Stega. I thought very profoundly when I was packing whether or not I wanted to risk breaking my chemex coffee maker.  I was definitely willing to risk my Bodum french press to break, so I brought that… Continue reading Where to find the perfect Chemex coffee in Yerevan?

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Eating Clean: Carb Free Eggplant Pizza

Ok, yes, I know, I rolled my eyes at the sound of that as well. What’s pizza without the dough. I know it sounds a bit ridiculous to have “carb-free” pizza, but why not give it a try? We did and loved it. My friend who is eating healthier and clean before his Greece trip… Continue reading Eating Clean: Carb Free Eggplant Pizza

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5 Ways to Enjoy the Beach During The Winter Months

“Let’s go to the beach on January 9th”, said no Angeleno ever.  Going to the beach during the winter months, especially in LA, when you can’t expose your skin and get a few shades darker, is considered to be pointless by many I know. In fact, I’ve never really associated going to the beach during… Continue reading 5 Ways to Enjoy the Beach During The Winter Months

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Thai Treasures: Best Pla Rad Prik (Fried Snapper in Red Curry) in Chiang Mai

The last meal is everything. My tradition on the last day of travel to avoid any travel anxieties, with time permitting, is to go back to my favorite place, and have my favorite dish for the “last time”.  Even though I never really consider any place “the last I’ll be there” I’m pretty certain especially… Continue reading Thai Treasures: Best Pla Rad Prik (Fried Snapper in Red Curry) in Chiang Mai

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Whirlwind Thailand Tour: Island Life and Chiang Mai

It’s been a contrasting experience going from the freezing temps of Nepal to the tropical climate of the Thai islands, spending my time here shirtless and with the same pair of swimming trunks for the past three days.     I wasn’t even meant to come to Thailand but my good friends who I worked… Continue reading Whirlwind Thailand Tour: Island Life and Chiang Mai

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Where to find the best coffee and croissant in Yerevan city? 

The key to inspiration and finding the best croissants accompanied with aromatic and delicious coffee is patience and serendipity, it seems like, on my trip. It’s not a secret that I’m a coffee snob and a croissant aficionado. However, I had given up the search and had surrendered to Armenian coffee, which I’m not a… Continue reading Where to find the best coffee and croissant in Yerevan city? 

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Where to eat the most delicious Dolma in Yerevan? 

I’m afraid that upon reading this, my mother and my aunts will, for the cardinal sin I’m about to commit, Armenian guilt trip me for an indefinite period of time and possibly never cook Dolma for me again.  But….here it goes:  Today I had the best Dolma of my 32 years as a spoiled, previously… Continue reading Where to eat the most delicious Dolma in Yerevan? 

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Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri 

Click here for Part I   I said my final goodbyes to Irina, her husband Stepan and their good friend Armen. When you’re with your backpack, hellos and goodbyes become the norm. However, the blue sunny skies greeting me already foreshadowed what was to be a smooth, beautiful and crisp sunny day.     Irina from… Continue reading Armenia Part II: Journey Getting In and Out of Gyumri