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 … Continue reading Travel and 2015

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

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

Marseille’s Transformation – Will the Rebranding Work? (Special Report)

    For most of its history the French Mediterranean port-city of Marseille was associated with the most unflattering characterizations. In spite of the good fortune of being situated on one of the world’s most gorgeous bays, surrounded on the other sides by mountains, the unsavory reputation ensured that the mysterious city of crime and … Continue reading Marseille’s Transformation – Will the Rebranding Work? (Special Report)