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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Nick Bazarian

Name: Nick Bazarian
Age: 21
Hometown: Quechee, Vermont
Boston, Mass
Herndon, Virginia

Started with AVC: February 14th, 2006
Worksites: USAID Armenia Legislative Strengthening Program
Armenia Tourism Development Agency/Information Center
Taught English with Mary Keyork

Currently I am working for AVC. I was supposed to leave Armenia in May, but instead took a mini vacation in Europe and came back. I love it here, not so much Yerevan, but all the people I have met since I came in February. Traveling this country is incredible as well. Each region is so diverse, yet so close that one could see half the country in one day and feel like you went to four different continents. I would love to start and adventure/ski touring company here someday...

If you come here, make sure you get out of the city and stay with people in a village at some point. This is where you will truly learn about life in Armenia, because ultimately Yerevan is just like any other city. Learn about people's struggles, joys, and teach them about life in your own country. Learn to drink like an Armenian as well.


  • At 8:32 AM, June 08, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hi Nick! Great to hear you decided to extend your stay here. And you're definitely right - one simply MUST spend time over in the villages to get a sense of the real Armenia. Especially for the drinking part, eh ? ;-)


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