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Old 16th March 2011, 13:22   #16
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Some more pics.


WW-II Memorial.
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Mother of Armenia.
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Transformation
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Friends!
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Creator of the City Plan
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Humans
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Rare?
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Gladiator!!
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Rabbit
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Poor Elephant - Got stuck in a box!
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Practicing for the Olympics
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Jump...
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Meow...
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Different view of the Memorial
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Old 16th March 2011, 19:10   #17
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Was the Lada 4x4 following you all over? I see the same in some of the pics, especially the French Embassy pic and other pic.

Am amazed by the exotics spotted there, a Mustang GT, Matte finished Bentley and Hummer. Hope, there are more to come. Even the most unknown places turn out to be very very beautiful. Glued to your TL for a virtual tour of Armenia
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Another unique TL on T-BHP. There is one active for Peru and now Armenia. Great going. Thanks mjothi for sharing.

In one of the pictures i saw a military tank on the road. What is that doing there?

What about the language of commnication? Is English understood everywhere?
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Old 16th March 2011, 20:26   #19
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Was the Lada 4x4 following you all over? I see the same in some of the pics, especially the French Embassy pic and other pic.

Am amazed by the exotics spotted there, a Mustang GT, Matte finished Bentley and Hummer. Hope, there are more to come. Even the most unknown places turn out to be very very beautiful. Glued to your TL for a virtual tour of Armenia
Thanks sir.

Ya. Me too. One side, I could see so many exotics. And other side, its entirely different old trucks and cars etc.

That confirms what my friend where highlighting. The rich-poor gap is very very huge there.

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Another unique TL on T-BHP. There is one active for Peru and now Armenia. Great going. Thanks mjothi for sharing.

In one of the pictures i saw a military tank on the road. What is that doing there?

What about the language of commnication? Is English understood everywhere?
Yes & No.

Difficult to get people in day-to-day activities. Like moving in public transports, restaurants, taxi etc.

On the other hand, good amount of scholars present in companies and universities.

And I heard there are many Indian over there for Medical universities. Never met anyone though.
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mjothi, that is quite an unique destination for anyone from India!

How are the highways in Armenia? Are the borders with neighbouring countries like Turkey, Azerbaijan & Iran open and accessible for overland motorists? Good country to drive around?

How expensive is it?
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For the more interested I would suggest the following book:

"From the Holy Mountain" by William Darlymple. He makes some amazing pointers about this country.

But truly an amazing location to visit and so are the initial snaps (panoramas)!
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Old 17th March 2011, 08:59   #22
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mjothi, that is quite an unique destination for anyone from India!

How are the highways in Armenia? Are the borders with neighbouring countries like Turkey, Azerbaijan & Iran open and accessible for overland motorists? Good country to drive around?

How expensive is it?
The border with Iran & Georgia is open and people can visit directly. For Iran they need visa.

But the border with Turkey and Azerbaijan are closed due to their relation.

Not sure of the highways since did not took any. But the roads are pretty decent. With some potholes. The roads that connects the airport to city is almost like our Bangy - Airport roads.
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What a unique destination for travelling! Really this can be one of the last destination on anyone's list for travelling abroad!!

You have captured it really well. Thanks for sharing..
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Old 17th March 2011, 21:18   #24
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What a unique destination for travelling! Really this can be one of the last destination on anyone's list for travelling abroad!!

You have captured it really well. Thanks for sharing..
Thanks sir. Its not so expensive when compared to other places. Only thing I think may be difficult is Language. Else, a nice place for vacation.
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v.interesting thread.

Just like the Middle East, E.Europeans have a fascination for Mercs and many used ones end up there. I guess labour is cheap(er) so they keep fixing and driving.

BTW, what's name of the red Pizza delivery hatch? Looked Chinese and well designed.
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BTW, what's name of the red Pizza delivery hatch? Looked Chinese and well designed.
Could not get any specific name. It has this logo "BYD".

A quick google brings this one 2010 BYD F0 : Automotiveroom.com

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Lovely pictures Mahesh, the place is looking so different from the usual destinations thanks to your sense of photography, and you seem to have become a very good "tailor" with those stitched pictures
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So many sculptures and art pieces in public places!. Must be from the communist past. Soviet and communist regimes used to promote artists and sponsored art projects in public places. Examples can be seen all over the previous soviet union and Eastern European states.
@mjothi - congratulations on visiting Armenia.
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So many sculptures and art pieces in public places!. Must be from the communist past. Soviet and communist regimes used to promote artists and sponsored art projects in public places. Examples can be seen all over the previous soviet union and Eastern European states.
@mjothi - congratulations on visiting Armenia.
Thanks. And you are right. There are much more display of art works. There is a museum under this memorial and it has such an excellent works of glass. Have some pics. Will post them later.
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Aha...there you are with the travelogue. Nice one though. Armenia looks like a rich country or is it your photography which is making the country rich? Looks like you are facinated with the metal animals in and around the city you visited.
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