The Next More Fun Week !

Well after sleeping out the night out on Saturday night, we all just lay round at home for the first half of Sunday morning. I didnt have a hangover but i did feel a bit sicky, so i was also mainly passsive. After forcing down some food and boring our asses of at home , we decided to go and do something. The Plan was to walk through a Park our walking guide Tigran told us a daz earlier and after that, finish some errands and visit the „Blue Mosque“ (the last and only mosque in Yerevan),

So we took the subwaz down to the citz center and walked to the park. The Entrance wasthrough a at least 500 meter long tunnel through a massive hill. Once through it, it was verz intereresting. For some reason it was totallz qieut and warmer, it was pretty amazing to be honest. We walked aalong the side of the hill along the valley, there where abondoned parks and plazgrounds and even a „Childrens Railroad“ which was full with its own little trainstation, tracks and even miniature version but stilll fully funcitonal wagons and locomotives.  WE walkde down along the tracks, as we saw other people doing aswell and even saw a little pool where people where swimming after working out at th outdoor gym which was on the valleys other hill side. We walked for around 30 to 45 minutes untill the valley slowly opened up and we turned a little towards the city again. We emirged into the city again at the Bridge where the Noy and Ararat Cognac factories where located and made our way to the Blue Mosque. Here are some pictures:

So we walked out of  the Valley, back into the city and after walking down a few streets and turning some corners we already where at the Blue Mosque. We just walked in since it wwas open to the public and really enjozed the intriate and beatiful, middle eastern and muslim architecture, deisgns and tile sets. We sat down onto  a bench and rested, since we all where still extremely tired and unmotivated and just enjoyed the calm atmosphere before leaving.Heres a picture from inside, definetlz a must see!

So after we left the Mosque, we walked to the next train station, which was as I remember, oh no, actuallz we walked straight down past the Goethe centrum to the Russia Mall where we would do some grocery shopping and check some stores for a little plastic file shelf I was and still am looking for . So we did the shopping for the dinner, and i sadlz came out empty handed with the Item  i was lookingffor so we just hopped onto the subwaz  and rode it all the waz down to the  end station and  the place wwhere we live: Barekamutyun or in Russian : Drujba ( which means peace). We dipped home, made ourselves some food and even though we talked about going out again, that though quickly seemed unviable since we just dozed off and finished the day.

The next Monday was lovely, It was free since It was the National holiday of the day of the Army and I started off nicely and ordering myself a large fry, 2 hamburgers, and 9 nuggets from Burgerking at 11 am. It was fucking amazing and ill be tturning it into a weekly rituala haha. Heres a before and after picture of the „breakfast“ i had:


Now after the Food, i dont really remember what happend. Im pretty sure we all just alzed around a bit before getting up. Me packing my stuff and driving to a differnt Ice skating place at the Winterpark, which is on the Tiblissyan on the way to my buststaion. And it was dope as fuck.It  was almost 3 times cheaper and the iceskates where actually decent and the Rink was much bigger and in a much better quality. I could actually drive properly with jumps, flips, backwards and tricks and all. It was dope but I had to dip at around 3:20 because i had to catch a bus to the Busstation to get the Last bus to chambarack which i did manage.

Well i arrived and not alot of extraordinary things happend throughout the week. Notable things would be me finally strating my armenian with Elina. She gave me  book on the alphabets, like a kids book and its bee going alright. Its difficult becuase i was learning the prinmted writing off by heart at home and i show up to the first lesson at school and bum, she confuses me by telling me that ill also be learning the written kind ( the printed and written are very differnt ) so that currently a struggle, im 11 letters in, almost one third of the ways, yaay!

Anoush jan also commented something funny as she walked in after my lesson and said that I wsa having an armenian reading club in here (Funny because im doing a german one). Additionaly I  got to know emmas old and now retruned student. Baghrat the chief doctor for the Military basis here. He speaks pretty well german and wishes to move tehre to specialize himself in vascular surgery and maybe start workingf and living there. Thats about it haha

A More Fun Week!

(Im definetly not writing this a week late)

Now haha, where did we stop?Oh right, a lovely weekend of my friends in Chambarack and a good end of the week with the Kids in my yard, playing around outside! Well after the weekend , there was of course the normal week again.

So Monday started with a nice Omen, to my bookclub with the 5th Grade, only one kid showed up to the lesson, even though i went to their class and told them before. There was some counter propaganda being done in the class, i  found out after some research, but im pretty sure ill be scary enough to force them into the Bookclub next week 😉 But heres a quite cute and amusing picture :


Following the next day, i went and go tell the 6th Grade about the book club thats going to happen after their usual lessons. Funnily i encountered some of the children from the 5th grade in the class room so i got pretty confused if i told the 6th or 5th Grade twice and thus, like forgot about a grade. Not going to lie, I still dont know which and who is who haha, Ill do my best to  to separete the two and manage to organize mz programm accordingly haha. Well around Tuesday ot Wednesday I got reminded about something oretty important and work heavy which i just forgot. The Goethe Centre allowed two GErman students to travel to germany each year aswell as Fuunding a Tri-national Summertraining camp in Georgia with Armenians, Georgians and Aseris (Aserbajanian). And well, i was supposed to take care of the Applications for both Groups and well theres 24 Applicants together. Each applicab has to fill put a two page form where they also have to wwrite their Motivation as well as optional Interview. And well , my hard work was to make them write it, give me the inforation as well hand over their languaag proficiency certificates for cscanning. It sounds pretty easy, but its really alot of stress and work. Alot of running around and trying to get information out of people. But looking at how things are now, Il´m pretty sure that ill be done in the next two days. Which is still before the deadline so im good.  I Just hope that i dont piss off or annoy my boss beacsue she is the one evaluating the applications haha.

Otherwise  I also baked myself a Pizza with some help of Emma ( for the dough) because its a pretty good eat-when-you-want meal ( I made two of the ones in the pictures´and they  lasted around 2 days), heres a picture ^^.:


Then throughout the week we had much more food and drinks in the living room then usual. Unlike ( i think) teachers rooms in Germany, the teachers room in Armenia literally sometimes feel like a family, like everybody is nice and sweet, they dish out food and drinks and we all like gather and eat together, quite sweet actually. The first time they even cut up Potatoes and baked/fried them on the metal oven featured here before. They where quite tasty. The teachers even brought home made Wine which was pretty good actaully. The smell and taste kind of remindedn me of the Grape (flavour) present in Japan. The second little feast was on Friday, Friday was the day schools celebrated the „Day of the Army“ In armenia. The directo himsle brought out some vodka and ordered some Kebab to celebfate the fact that his son came back from the military , since in Armenia, when your sons go of to the military, you dont kknow if theyll come back. There was a small performance after the lessons from the 9th grade dressed up all in Unifrom and marching singing and telling stories about the patriotic armenian army. For me, it was a pretty absurd but interesting thing to expeirece, but yet again that just shows the difernces of out countries, societys and worlds. Now, after that work day ended, i finished the Friday by hitching a ride with Tigran back to Yerevan where i joined my friends for a pretty cool Weekend. We had agreed to meet up since it would be Elisa birthday on Sunday. We all had a nice dinner and finished the evening with just talking and relaxing for the weekend.

Saturday we did quite a bit,  but its kind of not coming back haha. I remeber that we went Ice-skating, on the most disgusting rink ive have ever been too. I payed 10 bucks for the mosty worn out iceskates aswell as a tiny ass skating aread. But im glad, because i know i wont ever go there again. Oh and before that we went on a Free walking tour with our guide Tigran. He was a bit sketchy but sweet in the end and we had a nice time with him ^^. Well now after that and a lovely lunch and iceskating :

(Definetly not worth it, it was 10bucks for the worst Iceskates, Worst Iceskatingrink and a short period of time, go to the one at the Winter park instead!)

we returned back to our place, but not before going to the super market for some groseries. Since we planned going out that night we bought Some gin and some of that… Pomegranate Vodka ( people who know what it is will know haha) and some things to mix with and headed back home where we put the kinds into the freezer and just chilled again haha .After making some dinner and pregaming quite a bit we where all set to go! At that time it was around 10 and Martin would be meeting us at the first Bar since he had dancing lessons before.

First stop:     Bar

So first we went to the „Anune“ Bar and well, we waited for around 15 minutes outside while waiting for martin, since we are the very best friends. We just played around a bit on the little playground/park infront of the place untill amrtin arrived and then headed in. It was pretty empty and we just sat in a corner, rodered a whiskey and played Cards against Humanity.

Second Stop ( as far as i remember) : bu´Burgerking

So after having plenty to drink, we all sat into a cab and drove for like.. 3 minutes( quite unneccesarry) and got of at the Northern avenue and stumbeled into the Burgerplace. We somehow ordered some burgers and fries and well just devoured them in out  tipsy/drunk stupor. At 12:00 we loudly sang happy birthday to Elisa, since it was her birthday. When we where about to leave, Kira stumbeled and basically fell onto the floor. Just to summarize, we where the drunk, foreigners haha.

Third Stop:  Stoyka Bar/Club

After the little fooding, we made our way to the highlight of the evening which was the „Stoyka“ Bar/Club, i really dont know what it is haha.So we go the steps into this little basement made out of 3 well made and equiped rooms and since we already had a good amount of alcohol inside us, we headed straight to the dance floor ( sounds hella cheesy). And well, we basically spent most of our time there. At one point martin wanted to do shots with me but we forgot haha. We left the place id say at around 1 isch after over an hour of dancing. I was sweaty and exhausted. but the night wasnt over there!

Fourth Stop:  The Embassy Club

So ive heard before that the Embassy club was a underground alternative techno club scene and well even though i wasnt the biggest fan of Techno music, i was still pretty excited to see how it was. we left the stoyka and walked down the street basically to the Childrens Park in the city center and first we thought the place was closed since the park it was in had its gates closed. But after walking around it, we found an entrance and entered a pretty bare two storeyhouse and after paying a 1000 Dram entrance , went down into the basement. There was a pretty stuffed room with neoen red lights, rythmicall and unison alternative Beats and well a croud of trace like people dancing. After dancing for around 20 minutes, we and martin went for the side lines and sat down on a couch and both decided that this thing we where at wasnt for us, and so we we left, and waited outside waiating for Kira, Elisa and Kira. 20 Minutes past, we all gatehred and got into a Cab home

Fifth Stop: The Mf bed

After dropping Kira of at her Place, we drove back to ours and well, just all passed out haha, we whre all tied and exhasuted and personally, it was the first evening out for a while where i really had fun.


I know that you probably really arnt very interested in reading this post but well too bad for you haha. Thank for reading and this is it for thispost! Below are some Analog pictures we took with Lisas Camera, of course we are only really showing the showable pictures haha <3