Posts Tagged ‘travel’

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[Web Wrap]: Armenia is Calling Me.

April 13, 2010

By Liana Aghajanian via ianyan Magazine

When I was an awkward 12-year-old, trying to make friends, fit in and figure out my place in the world, I got plucked from a public school and put into a private Armenian institution for two years. It wasn’t by choice. The school district had a problem with the fact that I lived one street over from their designated city line and so off to Armenian school I went, for better or for worse.

It took one year (and countless horrific hours memorizing Armenian conjugations and reciting snippets of ancient Armenian history in front of a bunch of bored prepubescents) but I finally felt like I had made a place in this strange, yet comforting environment.

As the end of junior high approached, classes were routinely taken on trips to Armenia as a last hurrah before venturing off to the scary world of high school, where you end up right back down at the bottom of the hierarchy again.

Please read on…

Khor Virap Monastary with Mount Ararat

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Credit: Andrew Behesnilian
via Wikipedia Commons

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Armenian Heartbeat.

April 9, 2010

Green Highlands and Thriving Cities,
Hospitality, Beauty, and History,
Hope and Opportunity.

Armenia: Come experience it yourself!

FARs Hayastani Kidak Trip, July 7-21, 2010

Click here for more information about the adventure ahead.

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Itinerary for FARs 2010 Young Professional Trip To Armenia And Nagorno Karabakh.

March 29, 2010

And here it is. Our 2010 Itinerary, lots of exciting stops planned along the way. Tune in next week when we introduce all of them in detail. A glimpse into the future, “pre-living” the 2010 FAR Young Professional Trip on our blog.

-Arto arto@farusa.org

July 7th to 21st, 2010

July 7th – Depart from JFK to Vienna flight OS 88 at 5:50pm

(Alternative July 8th – Depart from JFK to Moscow flight SU 314 at 2:20pm)

July 9th – Arriving Yerevan via Moscow at 2:50pm, via Vienna at 4:45am. lodging at Golden Tulip Hotel.

July 10th – After breakfast visit FAR office. Depart to Garni (1st century) lunch then Geghard (13th century).

July 11th – Tour of Echmiadzin,  St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches, badarak in the Cathedral.

July 12th – Depart for Gumri visit FAR projects and the city. Overnight in Gumri: “Arax” Hotel.

July 13th – Depart for Sanahin and Haghbat (10th century)  preserved  by UNESCO, included in World Heritage List. Overnight in Dzoraget “Tufenkian” Hotel.

July 14th – Depart for Dilijan. Visit the peninsula on lake Sevan and the chapels of 12th century. Visit of the Dzaghgadzor winter resort.

July 15th – Site seeing of Yerevan, Genocide memorial, Matenadaran, St Gregory Church, the Cascade.

July 16th – Depart to Oshakan, Saghmosavank Ambert lunch in Ashtarak.

July 17th – Depart to Goris, make a stop in Khor Virap. After lunch visit Datev Monastery (12th century). Overnight in “Mirhav” Hotel in Goris.

July 18th – After breakfast depart to Stepanakert /Karabakh/ lodging at Hotel Yerevan. Visit Stepanakert . After lunch depart to Gandzasar Monastery.

July 19th – After breakfast visit Sushi town, lunch in Noravank Complex  (12th century). Return to Yerevan, Check in at Golden Tulip Hotel.

July 20th – Visit Diaspora Minister.  Free day for shopping or museum.

July 21st – Depart to the airport for NY via Vienna OS 642 at 5:40am or Moscow SU 192 at 7:00am. Arriving JFK via Vienna at 2:15pm or via Moscow at 5:00pm.

Total cost of the land package – $1,555 (single supplement +$450)

Includes: Double-occupancy hotel accommodation, air port transfers, all taxes, two meals per day in Yerevan, tree meals per day outside of Yerevan, entrance fees, and guided daily sightseeing.

Does not include: Visas (Armenia $8, Karabagh $11), gratuities, concerts. Air Fare: via Vienna $1,685/ via Moscow $ 1,100.

[Hayastani Kidak]: Itinerary for FARs 2010 Young Professional Trip To Armenia And Nagorno Karabakh

(Subject to change without notice in sequence of days and other adjustments)

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Don’t Forget!

March 24, 2010

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The 2010 FAR’s Young Professional Trip will take place July 7th – 21st.

Experience Armenia in a unique and intimate way. $1,550 includes all hotel accommodation (double-occupancy), air port transfers, all taxes, two meals per day in Yerevan, three meals per day outside of Yerevan, entrance fees, and guided daily sightseeing.

This year we offer two different flight options. Either Austrian Airlines via Vienna for $1685 or Aeroflot via Moscow for $1100. Of course every traveler can also book their own flights or use personal air miles to obtain a ticket.

Feel free to contact Arto with any questions at far@farusa.org

Please stay updated on all developments and “follow” or “befriend” us:

FAR on Twitter
Hayastani Kidak on Facebook
Hayastani Kidak of FARs Blog

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[Hayastani Kidak]: 2010 Young Professional Trip will take place between July 7th and July 21st.

March 11, 2010

The price for the land package is set at $1550. That includes all hotel accommodation (double-occupancy), air port transfers, all taxes, two meals per day in Yerevan, tree meals per day outside of Yerevan, entrance fees, and guided daily sightseeing.

This year we offer two different flight options. Either Austrian Airlines via Vienna for $1685 or Aeroflot via Moscow for $1100. Of course every traveler can also book their own flights or use personal air miles to obtain a ticket.

Please stay updated on all developments and “follow” us on:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/farusa

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4105264470&ref=ts and http://facebook.com/farusa

Blog: https://farusa.wordpress.com/category/hayastani-kidak-society/

Or just contact me with any questions you might have.

arto at farusa.org or far@farusa.org

-Arto

Credit: Ara Jingirian

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Itinerary for FARs 2010 Young Professional Trip To Armenia And Nagorno Karabakh

February 24, 2010
And here it is. Our 2010 Itinerary, lots of exciting stops planned along the way. Tune in next week when we introduce all of them in detail. A glimpse into the future, “pre-living” the 2010 FAR Young Professional Trip on our blog.

-Arto (arto at farusa.org / far@farusa.org)

July 7th to 21st, 2010

July 7th – Depart from JFK to Vienna flight OS 88 at 5:50pm

(Alternative July 8th – Depart from JFK to Moscow flight SU 314 at 2:20pm)

July 9th – Arriving Yerevan via Moscow at 2:50pm, via Vienna at 4:45am. lodging at Golden Tulip Hotel.

July 10th – After breakfast visit FAR office. Depart to Garni (1st century) lunch then Geghard (13th century).

July 11th – Tour of Echmiadzin,  St. Hripsime and St. Gayane churches, badarak in the Cathedral.

July 12th – Depart for Gumri visit FAR projects and the city. Overnight in Gumri: “Arax” Hotel.

July 13th – Depart for Sanahin and Haghbat (10th century)  preserved  by UNESCO, included in World Heritage List. Overnight in Dzoraget “Tufenkian” Hotel.

July 14th – Depart for Dilijan. Visit the peninsula on lake Sevan and the chapels of 12th century. Visit of the Dzaghgadzor winter resort.

July 15th – Site seeing of Yerevan, Genocide memorial, Matenadaran, St Gregory Church, the Cascade.

July 16th – Depart to Oshakan, Saghmosavank Ambert lunch in Ashtarak.

July 17th – Depart to Goris, make a stop in Khor Virap. After lunch visit Datev Monastery (12th century). Overnight in “Mirhav” Hotel in Goris.

July 18th – After breakfast depart to Stepanakert /Karabakh/ lodging at Hotel Yerevan. Visit Stepanakert . After lunch depart to Gandzasar Monastery.

July 19th – After breakfast visit Sushi town, lunch in Noravank Complex  (12th century). Return to Yerevan, Check in at Golden Tulip Hotel.

July 20th – Visit Diaspora Minister.  Free day for shopping or museum.

July 21st – Depart to the airport for NY via Vienna OS 642 at 5:40am or Moscow SU 192 at 7:00am. Arriving JFK via Vienna at 2:15pm or via Moscow at 5:00pm.

Total cost of the land package – $1,555 (single supplement +$450)

Includes: Double-occupancy hotel accommodation, air port transfers, all taxes, two meals per day in Yerevan, tree meals per day outside of Yerevan, entrance fees, and guided daily sightseeing.

Does not include: Visas (Armenia $8, Karabagh $11), gratuities, concerts. Air Fare: via Vienna $1,685/ via Moscow $ 1,100.

(Subject to change without notice in sequence of days and other adjustments)
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[Hayastani Kidak]: $1550 for 2 Weeks in Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh.

February 22, 2010

Yes, we are in the midst of planning our 2010 Young Professional Trip which will take place between July 7th and July 21st.

We just set the price for the land package at $1550. That includes all hotel accommodation (double-occupancy), air port transfers, all taxes, two meals per day in Yerevan, tree meals per day outside of Yerevan, entrance fees, and guided daily sightseeing.

This year we offer two different flight options. Either Austrian Airlines via Vienna for $1685 or Aeroflot via Moscow for $1100. Of course every traveler can also book their own flights or use personal air miles to obtain a ticket.

Please stay updated on all developments and “follow” us on:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/farusa

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4105264470&ref=ts and http://facebook.com/farusa

Blog: https://farusa.wordpress.com/category/hayastani-kidak-society/

Or just contact me with any questions you might have.

arto at farusa.org or far@farusa.org

-Arto

Credit: Ara Jingirian

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Our Facebook Event Page is up and running

February 19, 2010

We just posted our Facebook Event Page for the 2010 Young Professional Trip to Armenia. Sign up at our Hayastani Kidak Society and be among the first who will get the updates on our upcoming trip.

-Arto

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[Hayastani Kidak]: Hotels For 2010 Young Professionals Trip Are Booked!

February 18, 2010

Our hotels for this years YP Trip of our Hayastani Kidak Society are booked!
Which, of course, will give you a glimpse into this year’s itinerary!

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Yerevan: Golden Tulip Hotel Yerevan

Stepanakert: Hotel Armenia

Gyumri: Arax Hotel

Lori: Dzoraget Hotel

Goris: Mirhav Hotel

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Hotel Golden Tulip Yerevan

Credit: Golden Tulip Yerevan

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[Hayastani Kidak]: And The Dates For The 2010 Young Professionals Trip Are…

February 17, 2010

Dear Travelers,

I am happy to announce that this year’s Young Professional Trip to Armenia will take place from July 7th to July 21st. Stay tuned, we’ll keep you posted on everything you want to know about our 2010 tour through Armenia!

Write me if you would like more information or want to join us this year. arto at farusa.org

-Arto

Credit: Celine Kaladjian