Travel and 2015

In 2011 a well-known, though controversial French astrologer predicted that globally the year 2015 would be very difficult with 13 negative aspects against only five positive. I won’t go into all the doom and gloom but the first week of January was already signaled to be “explosive.” Indeed, in that first week of January the …

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Holiday Gift Ideas with Armenian Themes

Are you stuck for Christmas gift ideas for special people on your list? Here are three brief summaries of gift suggestions coming out of Europe, each with unique and refreshing Armenian themes. In his entertaining book, Tour De Armenia, London-based traveler and photographer, Rafi Youredjian, humorously chronicles his varied adventures and the delicate situations he … Continue reading Holiday Gift Ideas with Armenian Themes

Marseille Side Trip: An Earthy Contrast to Sophisticated Paris

The intriguing and ancient city of Marseille has been described as gritty, boistrous and a dangerous mafia haven. Now, the old descriptions are giving way to new ones such as rediscovered, city-on-the-rise, colorful, lively, authentic…(Reprint of an article by Dorothy Garabedian appearing in May 2013 issue of Travel Post Monthly.) The ancient port city of Marseille … Continue reading Marseille Side Trip: An Earthy Contrast to Sophisticated Paris